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Xo. 17 



TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



State Board of Charity 



MASSACHUSETTS 



1907 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 

18 Post Office Square 

1907 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication 






CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Title Page i 

Approval by State Board of Publication ii 

Table of Contents iii-iv 

Recommendations for Legislative Action v 

Past and Present Members of the Board vi-vii 

Presentation of Report viii 

Part I 

Powers and Duties 3-4 

Organization 4-6 

The State Out-Door Poor 6-11 

Cases of Sick State Poor 6-7 

Cases of Temporary Aid 8-10 

Expenses 10-11 

Penikese Hospital 11-13 

Settlement Work 13-14 

Removals 15 

Children in Care and Custody and under Supervision .... 16-33 

The State Institutions 34-55 

The State Hospital, Tewksbury 35-39 

The State Farm, Bridge water 39-43 

The Lyman School for Boys 43-46 

The State Industrial School for Girls 46-48 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium 48-52 

Estimates of Trustees 52-53 

The Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and Deformed 

Children 53-65 

Statistics for National Conference of Charities and Correction . . 56-60 

The County Truant Schools 61-66 

Tuition of Children by Cities and Towns 66-69 

The City and Town Paupers 69-72 

The Penalty incurred by Cities and Towns, etc. 72-73 

Immigration 73-82 

The Board's Finances 83-90 

List of Employees of the Board 90-96 

By-Laws of the Board i>7-99 

New Legislation 99-109 

Proceedings of the Board 110-120 

Index to Part I 121-123 



IV 



CONTENTS, 



Part II 

Reports of Certain Charitable Corporations 



PAGE 

1-259 



Part III 



The City and Town Almshouses 

The Pauper Abstract 

Table I. — Number and Cost of City and Town Poor . 
Part I. — Cost of Support and Relief 
Part II. — Number Supported and Relieved 
Part III. — Whole Number and Treatment of the 
Several Classes of Paupers . 
II. — Classification and Location of the Town's Poor Fully 
Supported March 31, 1906 

III. — Population of the Town Almshouses, March 31, 1904 

1905 and 1906 .... 

IV. —Census of Pauperism, 1905 and 1906 
V. — County Summary of Classified Receipts and Expenses 

on Pauper Account, 1905-1906 . 
VI. — City and Town Pauperism, 1886-1906 
VII. — Number of Poor in Institutions Sept. 30, 1863-1906 
VIII. — Average Number of Poor in Institutions since 1863 
IX. —Total Net Annual Cost of All Paupers in Massachu 
setts, State and Town, 1878-1906 
Finances and Population of Five State Institutions 
Table X. — Valuation of Five Institutions 
XI. — Receipts of Five Institutions 
XII. — Expenditures of Five Institutions 

XIII. — Comparative Weekly Cost . 

XIV. — Kind and Cost of Provisions 
XV. — Population, Expenses, and Financial Condition 



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107-157 
108-148 
108-120 
121-134 

135-148 

149 

150 
151 

152-153 
154 
155 
156 

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158-163 
158 
159 
160 
161 
162 
163 



RECOMMENDATIONS. 



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION 



1. That plans for new almshouse buildings, or for reconstruc- 
tion of old almshouses, by cities and towns, be submitted to 
the State Board of Charity for its approval. 

2. That additional provision be made for the care of delin- 
quent boys between the ages of fifteen and eighteen years, 
other than at the Concord Reformatory. 

3. That assistant probation officers for children be appointed 
by the Courts. 

4. That parents of children committed by the Courts may 
be required to pay for the children's support. 

5. That separate provision he made for the care of minor 
children who must be kept at the State Hospital. 

(5. That transfers from the Lyman School to the Concord 
Reformatory be made by Court commitment only. 

7. That the State Board of Charity be authorized to prepare 
and print a manual of laws relating to the administration of the 
charities of the Commonwealth. 



Suggestions for the Consideration of the Legislature. 

That incorporated homes and institutions be inspected by 
some central authority. 

That provision be made for the care, at State expens 
poor patients at the State Sanatorium who have no local settle- 
ment. 



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State House, Boston, February 13, 1907. 
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council: 

The Twenty-Eighth Annual Report of the State Board of 
Charity is herewith respectfully presented. 

LEONTINE LINCOLN, Chairman 
LABAN PRATT, Vice- Chairman 
CHARLES F. DONNELLY 
FRANCES GREELY CURTIS 
CHARLES H. ADAMS 
DAVID F. TILLEY 
CHARLES R. JOHNSON 
ABRAHAM C. RATSHESKY 
JEFFREY R. BRACKETT 



REPORT 



State Board of Charity 



Part I 



General Work of the Board 



GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



Powebs and Duties. 

The State Board of Charity supervises the State Hospital, the 
State Farm, the Lyman School for Boys, the State Industrial 
School for Girls, and the Massachusetts State Sanatorium; and 
will also have the supervision of the Massachusetts School for 
Crippled and Deformed Children as soon as it is established. 
The Board discharges sane inmates of the State Hospital and 
the State Farm, and executes the laws relative to the release on 
probation of prisoners at the State Farm ; investigates questions 
of State settlement of poor, supported, relieved, and buried by 
cities and towns, and of sane inmates of the State institutions; 
directs aid of unsettled poor by cities and towns; transfers 
sane paupers from one institution to another; sends paupers 
to the places, within and outside of the State, where they 
belong; maintains and cares for juvenile offenders, neglected 
and dependent children coming into its custody through court 
commitment and otherwise; administers the laws concerning 
abandoned infants and infant boarding houses; visits chil- 
dren supported by cities and towns and city and town pau- 
pers supported in families; visits and reports on city and town 
almshouses, and enforces the law regarding the retention of 
children in almshouses; visits and reports on the several county 
truant schools; prepares and publishes statistical tables regard- 
ing city and town paupers ; receives and publishes the reports 
of charitable corporations throughout the State; carries out the 
provisions of the contract with the United States regarding 
alien immigrants falling into distress and becoming a public 
charge. 

The Board is empowered to delegate any of its powers and 
duties to, and execute any of its functions by, delegates or com- 
mittees appointed for the purpose. 

So far as the institutions are concerned, except for its power 



4 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of discharge of inmates of the State Hospital and State Farm, 
the functions of the Board are supervisory only; in other re- 
spects its work is partly executive and partly advisory. 

The manner in which the duties of the Board are distributed 
among its Standing Committees and its several offices is suffi- 
ciently shown in the by-laws, which will be found in the latter 
part of this portion of the Eeport. 

(See Revised Laws, chapters, 30, 46, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 
88, 125 ; Acts of 1902, chapter 213 ; Acts of 1903, chapters 188, 
231, 233, 308, 330, 334, 355, 402; Acts of 1904, chapters 216, 
241, 302, 356, 363, 395, 446; Acts of 1905, chapters 115, 159, 
162, 240, 244, 269, 285, 303, 348, 464, 474; Acts of 1906, 
chapters 341, 389, 413, 489, 501.) 

Organization. 

There have been two changes in the membership of the Board 
since the close of the official year ending September 30, 1905. 
Mrs. Codman resigned, on account of ill health, May 16, 1906, 
and Dr. Hitchcock, whose term of office expired June 7, 1906, 
declined reappointment. 

Dr. Hitchcock has seen continuous service on the Board since 
its establishment as a State Board of Charities in 1879. His 
fellow members desire to record here their appreciation of his 
devotion to the work, as well as their recognition of those per- 
sonal qualities which made him a welcome presence at the 
meetings and an associate whose withdrawal is greatly to be re- 
gretted. His willing and efficient service will be long remem- 
bered. 

A member of the Board for twenty years, Mrs. Codman leaves 
a record of attendance apparently equalled by no other member ; 
while her hearty interest, not only in the more important pro- 
ceedings of the Board, but in its least details, her comprehensive 
knowledge of the laws and methods governing the administration 
of the charities of the State, her sound judgment, and her un- 
tiring activity have rendered her service of almost inestimable 
value. Not only has she endeared herself to her immediate 
'associates, but she has proved herself a friend of the Board's 
employees also. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 5 

Dr. Hitchcock was succeeded by Jeffrey R. Brackett of Bos- 
ton, and Mrs. Codman by Abraham C. Ratshesky of Boston. 
The membership of the Board is now as follows : — 

Leontine Lincoln, Fall River, Chairman. 
Laban Pratt, Boston, Vice-Chairman. 
Charles F. Donnelly, Boston. 
Miss Frances Greely Curtis, Boston. 
Charles H. Adams, Melrose. 
David F. Tilley, Boston. 
Charles R. Johnson, "Worcester. 
Abraham C. Ratshesky, Boston. 
Jeffrey R. Brackett, Boston. 

The Standing Committees of the Board are as follows : — 

Committee of General Visitation and Inspection: Mr. Pratt, 
Mr. Tilley, Mr. Donnelly, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Adult Poor: Mr. Johnson, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Ratshesky, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Minor Wards: Miss Curtis, Mr. Tilley, 
Mr. Adams, Dr. Brackett, Mr. Ratshesky, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Inspection of Almshouses: Mr. Tilley, Mr. Pratt, 
Miss Curtis, Mr. Johnson, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Finance: The Chairman, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Adams, 
Mr. Ratshesky. 

The Chairman of the Board is, ex officio, a member of each of 
the Standing Committees. 

The Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, the Vice- 
Chairman, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. 

The Superintendent of State Adult Poor is Joshua F. Lewis, 
M.D. ; his deputies are Frank W. Goodhue, in charge of the 
in-door poor, and George B. Tufts, in charge of the out-door poor. 
The Superintendent of State Minor Wards is William P. Derby, 
M.D. ; his deputies are Bertha W. Jacobs, in charge of the older 
children, and Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., in charge of the in- 
fants. John D. Wells is Clerk and Auditor of the Board. In 
addition to these officers the Board regularly employs a paid 
force of thirty-five men and thirty-four women, and receives 
the gratuitous services of sixty-five auxiliary visitors and one 
hundred and one almshouse visitors, all women, and sixty-four 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

probation visitors, all men. The names of the paid employees, 
with their several occupations and their salaries, and also the 
names of the unpaid visitors, will be found in the latter portion 
of the Report. 

The State Out-door Poor. 
The Statutes provide that before any bills for the support or 
relief of the unsettled poor by cities and towns can be consid- 
ered, notices of the cases shall be sent to the Board ; and, in ac- 
cordance with these laws, 11,669 such notices were received, 
during the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 1 from 
233 cities and towns, on account of 22,984 persons ; a net de- 
crease of about 3 per cent, from the previous year. Of these 
notices, 8,607, concerning 10,600 individuals, were on account 
of persons too sick to be removed (including 954 notices, con- 
cerning 1,205 individuals, on account of persons sick with dan- 
gerous diseases) ; 714 notices, concerning 3,027 persons, were 
for wife-settlement cases; and 2,348 notices, concerning 9,357 
persons, were for temporary aid and transportation. Of the 
total number of notices above stated, 1,567, concerning 5,134 
individuals, were in cases on account of which a previous notice 
had been received during the year. 

Cases of Sick State Poor. 
The number of sick State poor notices received was 8,607. 
These 8,607 notices were sent by 197 cities and towns, concern- 
ing 10,600 persons, of whom 8,691 were represented as being 
too ill to be removed. This number shows a net increase of the 
number of notices over the previous year of about 8 per cent., 
and, as compared with the official year 1903-1904, a net de- 
crease of about 3% per cent. The largest number of notices 
received in any one month was 795, in January; and the small- 
est, 469, in October. The number of persons shows a net in- 
crease of about 4% per cent., as compared with the previous 

1 Under the old law, the official year of the Board ran from October 1 to Septem- 
ber 30; but, by the provisions of chapter 211 of the Acts of 1905, the Board's official 
year is made identical with the new fiscal year of the Commonwealth, viz., from 
December 1 to November 30. It becomes necessary, therefore, to account for the 
two extra months in this Report. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 7 

year ; and of persons actually sick and requiring medical attend- 
ance a net increase of about 8 per cent. Of these 8,607 notices, 
4,579, or about 53 per cent, of the whole number, were from 
the city of Boston, viz. : 4,354 from the Boston City Hospital, 
145 from the Institutions Department, 9 from the Board of 
Health, 1 from the Carney Hospital; 67 from the Boston 
Lying-in Hospital, and 3 on account of persons aided at their 
homes. 

The number of visits made by the officers of the Board, in the 
investigation of these 8,607 notices, was 16,750. As a result of 
these investigations the Overseers of the Poor were directed to 
discontinue aid in 2,076 cases, — in 2,043 on account of the 
recovery of the patient sufficiently to permit his removal, and in 
33 for other reasons manifest to the Board. In 334 cases all aid 
was refused, — in 333 because, at the time of the application, 
the patient could have been removed without danger, and in 1 
for other evident reasons. There were 6,968 cases investigated 
by the visitors; and in 507 cases settlements were found, con- 
cerning 738 persons. 

By order of the Board 24 persons were sent to the State Hos- 
pital. Among those reported as sick there were 707 deaths. 

Dangerous Diseases. 

Of the 8,607 notices previously stated as received relative to 
the sick State poor, 954 were on account of " smallpox or other 
diseases dangerous to the public health/' and provided for 1,205 
persons, of whom 1,002 were patients. These notices were from 
48 cities and towns ; 493 being for cases of diphtheria, 246 for 
scarlet fever, 174 for measles, 30 for smallpox, 4 for whooping- 
cough, 3 for chicken-pox, 2 for typhoid, 1 for leprosy, and 1 for 
mumps. In 106 cases settlements were found, concerning 205 
persons. 

There were 8 additional cases of smallpox reported, in which 
no claim for reimbursement was made by the notifying city or 
town, for the reason that the patient either had a settlement in 
some city or town in the Commonwealth, or was able to pay his 
own expenses, thus making investigation by the Board's officers 
unnecessary. 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Wife-settlement. 

The number of notices received was 714, from 64 cities and 
towns, concerning 3,027 persons, of whom 396 were sick. These 
figures show a net decrease in the number of notices, as com- 
pared with the previous year, of about 27 per cent. ; and as com- 
pared with the year 1903-1904, a net decrease of about 21 per 
cent. Of these 714 notices, 252, or about 35 per cent., were 
from the city of Boston. There were 147 new cases investigated 
by the agents of the Board, and 8 settlements were found. Of 
the 3,027 persons previously mentioned, 2,313 were acknowl- 
edged as settled, and as 8 settlements were found among the 714 
alleged State charges, the whole number aided by the Common- 
wealth was 706, of whom 273 were sick. The number of visits 
made in these cases was 938. As a result of the visits, the local 
authorities were advised to discontinue aid in 5 cases. 

The statute provision that all sick State paupers aided by 
cities and towns, whose health would not be endangered by their 
removal, are to be sent to the State Hospital, is disregarded 
in a large number of instances by the local authorities, — often 
through the professional zeal of the attending physician, or in 
the financial interest of the hospital concerned, — with the ex- 
pectation that the Commonwealth will pay the expenses of care in 
the local hospital. The Board, however, refuses to recognize such 
claims unless it is shown, by an examination of its medical 
visitors, that the condition of the patient is not such as to permit 
of his safe removal. In the State Hospital every patient receives 
the careful attention of medical experts, and is thoroughly well 
treated and cared for. It may be noted in this connection that 
while most of the city and town hospitals in the State have a 
number of free beds, it is doubtful if any of them are ever 
occupied by patients without relatives or home, for whose care 
the State is responsible. 

Cases of Temporary Aid. 

The number of notices received was 2,348, concerning 9,357 

persons, from 166 cities and towns. ■ The largest number of 

notices received in any one month was 595, in January; and the 

smallest number was 91, in May. The whole number shows a 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 9 

net decrease, as compared with the preceding year, of about 24 
per cent, and as compared with the year 1903-1904, a net 
decrease of about 34y 2 per cent. Of these notices, 220, or about 
9y 2 P er cent., were received from the city of Boston. The num- 
ber of visits made under all these notices was 3,154. There 
were 830 cases investigated by the officers of the Board, and 144 
settlements were found, concerning 562 persons. As a result 
of visitation, aid was discontinued in 259 cases, and in 14 cases 
aid was refused. There were 35 persons removed to the State 
Hospital; 39 persons refused to be so removed, and further aid 
was declined. 

During the year, bills for the transportation of 295 persons,, 
under the temporary aid law, amounting to $2,044.83, were 
allowed. Of these 295 persons, 38 were sent to European coun- 
tries, viz. : Austria, 5 ; Azores, 12 ; England, 9 ; France, 2 ; Ire- 
land, 1 ; Italy, 7 ; Syria, 2 ; 110 to Canada and other British 
Provinces; 147 to other States, viz.: Connecticut, 35; Georgia, 
1 ; Illinois, 1 ; Maine, 8 ; New Hampshire, 20 ; New Jersey, 6 ; 
New York, 56 ; Pennsylvania, 8 ; Rhode Island, 2 ; Vermont, 10. 

It is gratifying to report a substantial decrease in the number 
of notices received on account of temporary aid, generally known 
as State out-door relief. No division of the Board's relief work 
better represents existing industrial conditions than this, and 
none requires greater discrimination and vigilance, that the un- 
worthy may not profit by the bounty of the State. The poor 
must surely not be allowed to suffer, and the law providing for 
their relief and support is wise and beneficent. But, in the 
opinion of the Board, the amount of this assistance may be still 
further reduced, not only without injury to the needy, but to 
their final benefit. The initiative, however, in these cases rests, 
under the law, with the Overseers of the Poor. It is for them to 
determine in every instance whether a given individual or family 
shall enter upon a career of pauperism, which often continues 
for generations, or whether measures of prevention shall be taken 
at once. Excepting in rare cases of emergency, no family should 
be aided until the most rigid and careful investigation has been 
made of family relations, church and social connections, and 
opportunities for employment, — in brief, until all reasonable 
means are exhausted to prevent the 1 giving of pauper relief. In 



10 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



too many cities and towns it is the custom to aid first and inves- 
tigate afterwards ; and in many instances no investigation is ever 
made. The almoner of every city and town should be in touch 
with the requirements for help of each manufacturing, mer- 
cantile, and contracting establishment in the community, so 
that when the applicant for aid presents himself, employment 
suited to his capabilities may be ready for him. Undoubtedly 
the best elements of every community will render hearty sup- 
port in this work. These suggestions are commended to the 
serious attention of the Overseers of the Poor, in the belief 
that their general adoption will contribute largely towards the 
accomplishment of the end desired. 

The following table shows that of the 2,348 temporary aid 
notices received, 1,203 were received from the ten largest cities 
in the Commonwealth, and that these cities vary greatly in the 
distribution of public relief. 





Population 


Number of 


Percentage of 




Notices 


Whole Number 


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220 


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124 


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170 


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137 


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160 


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Expenses of Support of Out-door Poor. 
The bills examined by the Superintendent of State Adult Poor, 
on account of cases of sick State poor, wife-settlement, danger- 
ous diseases, temporary aid, and burials, were in number, 



-amount, and allowance as follows: 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



11 



Classes of Casks 


Bills 


Claim 


Allowance 


Deduction 


Sick State poor: — 

Boston City Hospital .... 

Other cases 

Wife settlement 

Dangerous diseases : — 

Hoston City Hospital .... 
Other cases 


1,837 

2,732 

615 

438 

238 

2,204 


$31,168 76 

46,154 84 

6,343 04 

24,868 68 

13,413 72 

33,200 68 

9,559 96 


1 17,307 80 

39,764 26 

6,132 72 

10,782 00 
10,823 67 
30,691 72 

8,477 01 


$13,860 96 

6,390 58 

210 32 

14,086 68 
2,590 05 
2,508 96 


Burial 


873 


1,082 95 


Totals 


8,937 


$164,709 68 


8123,979 18 


$40,730 50 



Pexikese Hospital. 

As stated in the last Annual Report of the Board, this hos- 
pital was opened for the reception of its five patients November 
17, 1905. The necessary construction and equipment were com- 
pleted practically within the limits of the original appropriation 
of $50,000. On account of the isolated location of the hospital, 
the cost of labor and transportation of materials has been con- 
siderably greater than it would have been were the institution 
on the main land. 

The hospital has now a total force of five salaried employees, 
viz., the superintendent, a farmer and boatman, one man and 
one woman attendant, and a woman housekeeper. The running 
expenses are about $5,000 per annum. 

There was some difficulty in obtaining an adequate supply of 
water at first, but with the addition of a watershed to the reser- 
voir, and the construction of a new well, it is expected that the 
supply will now be ample. 

The island is exceedingly fertile, and capable of producing all 
the vegetables, hay, corn, etc., that will be required. 



Condition of the Patients. 

Frank Pina, the first case called to the attention of the Board, 
has shown marked improvement. The inflammation of his nose 
has disappeared, and his face is much improved. He has a good 
appetite, and helps willingly in the work on the island. 

John Roderick, the other Portuguese, is very sick. He has 
shown no improvement at any time, and is slowly dying. 

Goon S. Dub, the Chinaman, known also as Willie Goon, is 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

much improved. He is able-bodied, very contented, and willing 
to work at such labor as he is capable of performing. 

Yee Toy is somewhat better physically, and is a good worker. 

Mrs. Barros has shown a steady improvement, both mentally 
and physically, and, if a recovery from the disease is possible, 
hers seems to be a promising case. 

All the lepers on the island are State charges, having no local 
settlement in Massachusetts. The Board has been recently noti- 
fied of a sixth case, Charles W. Beals, having a settlement in 
Hyde Park ; and he is now cared for at Gallops Island. As soon 
as practicable, however, he will be removed to Penikese and 
cared for there at the expense of the town of Hyde Park, at the 
rate of $20 a week, or about the estimated per capita cost of the 
patients already there. 

Dr. Edmonds, the Superintendent, reports as follows upon 
the treatment : — 

After nearly three years' experience in the treatment of leprosy, 
with a very limited number of patients, aided by the most recent 
text-books on the subject, and the reports of medical observers in 
various parts of the world, it is our opinion that there is no known 
specific for the cure of leprosy. The best known medicament and 
perhaps the one most used in chaulmoogra oil. We have used it 
with varying success. Mrs. Barros and Yee Toy cannot take it. 
Roderick's stomach rebels against it after a few days, even with 
the smallest doses. Pina and Lee Goon bear it very well for a time. 
They have taken it with very good effect in from five to thirty 
minim doses. We have obtained very good results from the ad- 
ministration of strychnia, which we regard as the prince of tonics 
when properly used. 

For broken down skin eruptions, ichthyol, rubbed up with lano- 
line and vaseline, after bathing with a solution of sulpho-napthol, 
invariably proved successful in healing the ulcers. The arms of 
Frank Pina and the face of Yee Toy, which broke out in a num- 
ber of places a short time ago, bear good testimony to this mode of 
treatment. At the present time there is not a leprous ulcer, com- 
monly called a running sore, on any of the patients. A running 
sore is the popular idea of leprosy. Nothing could be wider of the 
mark. In our opinion, where such a condition exists it is because 
the patient is not cared for. 

The last few months we have given very little to the patients in 
the way of medicine, and have been watching the effect of good 
food and out-door work. Pina, Toy, and Goon have been working 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 13 

out in all seasonable weather, helping in the construction of the 
buildings. The result has been a marked improvement in their 
general appearance, and in their morale. "We propose to utilize the 
services of all the patients who are able to work in our farming 
operations the coming year. 

In this connection, we may mention the report of Dr. Eugene 
H. Plumacher, American consul at Maracaibo, Venezuela, since 
1878, who sent to the State department in September last an ex- 
haustive report on the subject of leprosy, based on his thirty years' 
experience in the study and treatment of the disease. He had 
opportunities of seeing and treating a large number of cases, and 
the government of Venezuela placed ten cases under his special 
care for experimental treatment. He expresses his conviction that 
without an abundance of nutritious food to build up the system 
there will never be good results from the treatment of lepers at 
^faracaibo. He is firmly convinced that the disease is not con- 
tagious, but believes in its heredity. 

We believe that many cases of early leprosy can be cured by 
proper diet, occupation, and surroundings not lacking in hygiene, 
aided by such tonic treatment as may suggest itself to the physi- 
cian. In this respect the disease very much resembles tuberculosis. 

During the year a number of experiments have been reported 
with the X ray, with varying results, but we do not anticipate that 
the results will justify an extensive use of this method. 

The use of leprolin has been discontinued in India, although 
many claims of cure have been made. Our own experience with 
Pina certainly seemed to warrant a further trial. Though not 
cured, he improved greatly under the treatment. 

Settlement Work. 
The following table is a summary ",of the work done, during 
the year, in the investigation of settlements of inmates of the 
State institutions. 



14 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



• 


Cases 
entered 
for Investi- 
gation 


Settle- 
ment 


No 
Settle- 
ment 


With- 
drawn 


Total 

Cases 

returned 


Worcester Insane Hospital . 


7 


8 


- 


2 


10 


Taunton Insane Hospital 


6 


4 


1 


- 


5 


Danvers Insane Hospital 


- 


- 


2 


j 


3 


Westborough Insane Hospital 


15 


11 


1 


2 


14 


Foxborough State Hospital . 


248 


215 


21 


1 


237 


Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics 


85 


75 


8 


- 


83 


Asylum for Criminal Insane 


- 


2 


- 


- 


2 


School for Feeble-minded 


83 


55 


13 


- 


68 


State Hospital 


990 


537 


168 


115 


820 


State Farm 


32 


16 


15 


5 


36 


Total for insane,* feeble-minded, epi- 
leptics, and dipsomaniacs. 
Total for paupers 


444 
1,022 


370 
553 


46 
183 


6 
120 


422 

856 


Aggregates 


1,466 


923 


229 


126 


1,278 



Cases pending October 1, 1905 
Cases pending November 30, 1906 



550 



The following is a summary of the work done, during the 
year, in the investigation of settlements of the poor of cities and 
towns. 



Sick State poor : — 

Cases investigated 

Settlements 

Persons settled . 
Wife-settlement : — 

Cases investigated 

Settlements 

Persons settled . 
Temporary aid : — 

Cases investigated 

Settlements 

Persons settled . 
Burials : — 

Cases investigated 

Settlements 

Persons settled . 
Totals : — 

Cases investigated 

Settlements 

Persons settled . 



6,968 
507 
738 

147 

8 
8 

830 
144 
562 

609 

1 
1 

8,554 

660 

1,309 



1 Cases in the insane hospitals entered for investigation are for women committed 
as habitual drunkards, inebriates, and dipsomaniacs. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 15 

Removals. 
The Board is charged with the duty of removing all sane 
paupers not belonging in Massachusetts to the State or place 
where they belong. The following table shows the removals 
made during the year. 



REMOVED TO 



Removed from — 



State 
Hospital 



State Farm Local Office Totals 



Other countries : — 
Austria 

British Provinces 
Canada 
Finland 

Great Britain . 
Greece 
Italy . 
Portugal 
Russia . 
Sweden 
Syria . 
Turkey 



Totals . 

Other States : — 
Arkansas . 
California . 
Connecticut 
Illinois 
Kentucky . 
Louisiana . 
Maine . 
Maryland . 
Missouri 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New York* . 
North Carolina . 
Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island . 
South Carolina . 
Utah . 
Vermont 
Wisconsin . 



Totals 

Care of Overseers of Poor (having legal 
settlement) 

Town of residence (having no legal settle- 
ment) 



214 



2,033 



29 

2 

33 

3 
186 



2<;: 



3,457 



170 



60 



133 



4 

26 
6 
1 
1 

63 
3 
1 
114 
S 
12!) 
1 

15 

241 

1 

1 

33 
1 



651 

70 
5,550 



Summary of Removals. 

To other countries 188 

To other States (551 

To town of settlement 70 

To town of residence 5,560 

Total 8,404 



16 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Children in the Care and Custody and under the Super- 
vision of the Board. 

Number of Children. 

At the close of the last official year, September 30, 1905, there 
were 3,518 children in the care and custody of the Board, viz., 
273 juvenile offenders and 3,245 neglected and dependent chil- 
dren. During the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 
1,078 children were received, viz., 66 juvenile offenders and 
1,012 neglected and dependent children; and 790 were dis- 
charged, viz., 79 juvenile offenders and 711 neglected and de- 
pendent children; leaving, November 30, 1906, 3,806 children, 
viz., 260 juvenile offenders and 3,546 neglected and dependent 
children. Of the 3,806 children, 1,178 were in families with- 
out board, 2,441 in families with board, and 187 in the State 
Hospital and in other institutions, not penal, for special care 
and treatment. 

In addition to these 3,806 children, the Board had under su- 
pervision and visitation November 30, 1906, 345 inmates of the 
Lyman School for Boys, 221 inmates of the State Industrial 
School for Girls, 598 boys and 373 girls in the custody of the 
Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools, outside of the 
schools, 67 children in the State Hospital, who were either young 
infants with their mothers or else under hospital treatment, 647 
inmates of the county truant schools, and about 1,100 l children 
supported at the expense of cities and towns ; making, as nearly 
as can be ascertained, a total of 7,157 children in the care and 
custody and under the supervision of the Board. 

Children in Care and Custody. 
Children may be committed by courts to the custody of the 
Board, as delinquent or wayward, or by reason of the neglect of 
their parents. Children may be taken by the Board, in its dis- 
cretion, because of the poverty of their parents, through the 
medium of the Overseers of the Poor; or, if infants, when 

1 This is a rapidly fluctuating class of children, and it is difficult to ascertain the 
exact numher on a given date. Visits were actually made in the cases of 1,168 
children reported by the local authorities, hut a numher of them had heen removed 
before the time of the visit. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 17 

abandoned by parents or given up as illegitimate. All these 
children remain in the care and custody of the Board until they 
are twenty-one years of age, unless discharged before that time, 
by vote of the Board. 

Children under Supervision. 
The Board has supervision without custody of the following 
classes of children : children committed by courts to the Lyman 
or the Industrial School, including those placed out from the 
Schools; inmates of the county truant schools; all children in 
institutions or families under the charge of city or town authori- 
ties ; children in the State Hospital. 

Court Attendance. 

In addition to the work of supervision, and of caring for chil- 
dren who are either committed to or taken by the Board, there 
has been for many years the duty of court attendance. The law 
provides that whenever the court believes that a child should be 
punished by being sent to a public institution, or committed to 
the custody of the Board, it may notify the Board to send its 
agent to be present in the interest of the child. Many courts, 
however, have been in the habit of notifying the Board in cases 
where there was no question of the child being sent away ; and 
in the past fourteen months, 5,113 cases were attended in 67 
courts throughout the State, although but 783 of these children 
were sent to institutions or committed to the custody of the 
Board. The agents of the Board also attend hearings in cases 
of neglected children. There were 1,184 such cases during the 
year, and 395 neglected children were committed to the Board. 
These cases are prepared and brought into court by agents of the 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil- 
dren, and vary greatly in number in the different courts of the 
State. 

Disposal of Children. 

When juvenile offenders, boys, are committed to the Board, 
they are either senl directly to Mrs. H. E. White's at Ludlow, 
or to the temporary home in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Hale at 
Wellesley. 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Airs. White has a farmhouse, with accommodations for 22 boys, 
in Ludlow Centre, where she takes the boys who need special 
discipline and more care than they would have in the average 
boarded home. The boys receive the same regular daily instruc- 
tion that they would get in the public schools, although naturally 
great results are not to be looked for in this respect, with a 
shifting class of boys whose ages range from eight to sixteen 
years. The average length of stay for these boys is three months, 
after which they are either returned to their homes or put in 
some family, — preferably in the country. A simple life of 
regular hours and occupation, with motherly care and reasonable 
discipline, is what the boys receive. It is a notable fact that in 
the eleven years that Mrs. White has received boys, during which 
time 665 have come under her care, she has had no deaths, and 
not one case of serious illness. 

The home at Wellesley receives 15 boys, for shorter periods. 
The place is intended to be a convenient clearing-house for 
boys whose homes are being changed for any reason. Few 
juvenile offenders are sent there. 

Mrs. Fuller's home in Wakefield, Mrs. Gerry's in Clifton- 
dale, and Miss Devereaux's in Boston, receive the same kind of 
temporary inmates, girls and small children for the most part; 
while the Nursery, an apartment of five rooms in Roxbury, 
receives practically all the babies. 

The homes where children are placed are generally average 
country or suburban homes, where they will get the normal 
family life, which, from whatever cause, has been denied them 
at home. 

New Law regarding Delinquent Children. 

The legislation of 1906 (chapter 413) provides new methods 
of dealing with juvenile offenders, so that they shall be treated 
as " delinquent children " and not as criminals. The form of 
complaint and the methods of procedure are changed. In the 
new proceedings the penal powers of the courts are lessened 
to some extent, but the correctional powers are greatly enlarged, 
and the probation officer is given a much more important place 
than ever before, with new duties, powers, and responsibilities. 

Under the old law, if the court was of opinion that a juvenile 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 19 

offender should, if guilty, be sent to a public institution or 
committed to the custody of the Board, it was required to notify 
the Board, which, by one of its agents, had an opportunity to 
investigate the case, and to attend the trial, in the interest of 
the child. This provision was made before the courts had 
probation officers. Many of the courts notified the Board of all 
juvenile cases. 

The new law imposes upon probation officers the duty of 
investigating all juvenile cases, but provides that if the court 
shall be of opinion that the interests of a child require the 
attendance of an agent of the Board, and shall so request, an 
agent shall attend the trial. 

The transfer to the probation officers of the duties formerly 
jDerformed in part by the State agents is accompanied by 
a provision giving the Board authority to supervise the proba- 
tion work for children and to make inquiries regarding it. With 
a view to securing greater uniformity in the administration of 
the new statute, especially of its probation features, the Board 
last summer appointed Mr. Warren F. Spaulding to temporary 
service as supervisor of probation work for children. He has 
visited the courts having juvenile cases and conferred with 
judges and probation officers; and he has prepared a manual 
containing the new law, for the use of court officials and others, 
and a form of card record for the use of probation officers. He 
has also met with considerable success in an effort to arouse a 
local interest in certain communities for the purpose of securing 
for probation officers the cooperation of volunteers to assist in 
the care of probationers. 

It is gratifying to be able to report that the new law has 
been put into operation with very little friction, and that the new 
methods bid fair to be a decided improvement upon the old 
ones. There is lack of uniformity in the methods of the courts, 
but it is believed that this will be lessened by the supervision 
of the probation work, which will bring the best methods of the 
best courts to the attention of all. Any additional cost of 
probation officers for children will be more than offset by tho 
saving to institutions of the expense of maintaining children, 
some of whom may be now committed unnecessarily. 



20 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Adoptions of Children. 

While the greater part of the children in the custody of the 
Board are not eligible for adoption, their parents being alive 
and awaiting their return, a small number, through orphanage 
or desertion, are constantly available for this purpose. Appli- 
cants for children to adopt are obliged to furnish acceptable 
references as to their standing in the community, and must 
satisfy the Board that they are fitted in every way to bring 
up the wards of the State, and give them the advantages that 
other children in their community enjoy. The applicant's home 
is visited, and a detailed report submitted to the Board for its 
consideration. A child placed on trial for adoption is subject 
to visitation and removal for reasons satisfactory to the Board. 
After the child has been on trial for a period varying from a 
few weeks to several months, the petition, with recommendations, 
together with a report on the home, is presented to the Board, 
and if consent is given, the visitor assists the petitioners in 
making out the papers to be presented to the judge of probate 
at the appointed time. The visitor is present at the hearing, 
and is appointed by the court guardian ad litem. The case is 
then heard, and the decree of adoption granted. 

During the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 106 
children were adopted, viz., 53 children over three years of age 
and 53 infants. 

Pauper Infants. 

The whole number of infants, or children under three years 
of age, in charge of the Board, at the beginning of the official 
year, October 1, 1905, was 473 ; the number received since 
was 368, making the whole number supported by the State 841. 
There remained November 30, 1906, 444. 

Of the infants received, 103 were committed to the custody 
of the Board by Overseers of the Poor; 7 were received from 
the State Hospital; 69 were committed by the courts; 2 were 
removed from unsuitable boarding places; 76 were taken under 
section 13 of chapter 83 of the Eevised Laws; and 111 were 
received under section 36 of the same chapter. 

Of the 841 infants supported, 53 were legally adopted; 
152 were transferred to the subdivision for children, having 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 21 

reached the age of three years; 80 were discharged to parents 
or relatives; 4 were discharged to places of settlement; 1 was 
discharged to the Home for Destitute Catholic Children; 1 to 
the Boston Children's Aid Society ; 1 to the Massachusetts Infant 
Asylum; and 105 died. 

Of the remaining 444 infants, 16 were on trial for adoption 
without expense to the State. 

The 103 infants received from Overseers of the Poor, and 
the 7 received from the State Hospital, were committed to the 
Board under section 20 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that: " The overseers of the poor of a city or 
town and the superintendent and board of trustees of the state 
hospital shall commit any indigent or neglected infants which 
have no known settlement in this commonwealth to the custody 
of the state board of charity." Most of these infants are 
in poor condition when received, particularly during the 
summer months, when, under the most favorable circum- 
stances, infant mortality is greatest. It is not surprising 
that this class should be in such a pitiable state, when it is 
taken into consideration that many of them have been placed 
at board in crowded city tenements, in the least healthful local- 
ities, and fed on condensed milk, or on cows' milk, which, if 
good when bought, soon becomes contaminated by lack of ice 
and proper care. Under these conditions infants almost in- 
variably become ill. Then, the women who board them, fear- 
ing that they may die on their hands, notify the Overseers of 
the Poor; and if their parents or guardians are not found, the 
infants are committed to the custody of the State Board of 
Charity. 

The 69 infants from the courts were committed under section 
37 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which provides that: " A 
police, district or municipal court or a trial justice, upon com- 
plaint that any child under sixteen years of age within its or 
his jurisdiction, by reason of orphanage or of the neglect, crime 
or drunkenness or other vice of his parents, is growing up with- 
out education or salutary control and in circumstances exposing 
him to lead an idle and dissolute life, or is dependenl upon 
public charity, . . . may commit the child, whether he has or 
has not a settlement, to the custody of Baid board until !n i is 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

twenty-one years of age or for a less time, and said board shall 
provide for the care and maintenance of the child without ex- 
pense to the city or town of his settlement and may discharge 
the child from its custody whenever the object of his commit- 
ment has been accomplished." All of these children are suffer- 
ing from neglect and ill trea'tment. Some who are brought to 
the office in the State House are suffering from disease, and 
from the results of abuse or accident. Before they are allowed 
to leave the office, their scanty and filthy garments are removed 
and destroyed, and they are suitably clothed. Then they are 
sent to the nursery, or directly to boarding places, where they 
receive medical care. In some cases many months of treatment 
are required to restore them to health. 

The 2 infants taken from unsuitable boarding places were 
removed under section 26 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that the Superintendent of State minor wards 
or other designated officer of the Board may remove to the 
custody of the Board any child under the age of seven years, 
not under the personal care of a parent or guardian, who is 
sheltered or maintained apart from his parents and is not re- 
ceiving proper care, when he considers such removal necessary 
for the protection of the child from neglect or abuse. The opera- 
tion of this law and the Board's system of rigid inspection have 
broken up, almost wholly, the old-time practice of baby farming. 

The 111 infants taken from parents or guardians were re- 
ceived under the provisions of section 36 of chapter 83 of the 
Revised Laws, viz. : " The state board of charity may, in its dis- 
cretion, upon the written application of the parent or guardian, 
or, if there is no parent or guardian, of a friend, of a child 
under the age of sixteen years who is dependent upon public 
charity, or upon written application of the overseers of the poor 
of the city or town in which such child is found, provide for 
his maintenance." This law was framed with the intention 
of providing for infants whose parents or relatives responsible 
for their support are in need of temporary assistance, on ac- 
count of sickness or inability to obtain employment. 

There were 76 infants given up for adoption by their mothers 
under section 13 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which 
provides that: " The mother of an illegitimate infant under two 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 23 

years of age, who is a resident of this commonwealth and who 
has previously home a good character, may, in writing signed 
by her, and with the consent of said state board of charity, 
give up such infant to said board for adoption; and said state 
board, if it deems such action for the public interest, may, in its 
discretion and on such conditions as it may impose, receive such 
infant and provide therefor. Such surrender by the mother 
shall operate as a consent by her to any adoption subsequently 
approved by said board." Under this law, 164 applications 
were made by mothers to give up their infants for adoption, 
and 76 were taken. Few of these infants are more than three 
months old when received, and they are in better condition 
than infants of any other class, although many are feeble, and 
require careful nursing and medical attendance before they 
can be offered for adoption. 

Of the 368 infants received since the last report, 333 were 
sent at once to the nursery, 4 of whom died there. The other 
35 were placed directly in families. 

The rate of mortality among the infants was 12.48 per cent., 
an increase of about 2 per cent, over the previous year, which is 
not surprising when the exceptionally prolonged and debilitating 
summer is taken into account. 



The following tables, regarding the several classes of the 
Board's children, are self-explanatory. 



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94 


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109 


44 
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61 


2 


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29 


10 


33 


698 


10 


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1,184 



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Number of Visits to Wards and Special Reporli 





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38 


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1,211 


47 


145 


21 


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845 


34 


117 


6 


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1,211 


31 


201 


15 


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1,261 


36 


126 


15 


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1,399 


32 


139 


15 


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1,215 


62 


133 


9 


July 


1,205 


45 


126 


13 


August 


1,021 


12 


121 


19 


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936 


18 


141 


13 


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1,514 


80 


108 


10 


November 


1,301 


27 


156 


9 


Totals 


16,835 


567 


1,985 


182 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



27 



Children outside Institutions under Svpervision and Visitation by the 
Board, November 30, 1906. 




Lyman School, boys .... 
State Industrial School, girls 
Children in custody of cities and towns 
Total 



598 

373 

1,100 



2,071 



Children in Institutions under Supervision and Visitation by the 
Board, November 30, 1906. 



Lyman School for Boys 


Mb 


State Industrial School for Girls 


221 


County Truant Schools ........ 


647 


State Hospital 


67 


Total 


1,280 



Movement of Children in the Custody of the Board. 





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Neglected Children 


Dependent Children 




Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls Totals 


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1905. 
Received September 30, 


244 


29 


273 


940 


801 


1,741 


764 


419 


1,183 


51 


15 


66 


223 


166 


889 


170 


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1906. 




















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65 


14 


79 


129 


124 


253 


125 


88 


213 


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230 


30 


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1,034 


843 


1,877 


809 


416 


1,225 


1906. 





















28 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Children over Three Years of Age at Board from October 1, 1905, to 
November 30, 1906, and their Disposal. 



At board October 1, 1905 

Placed at board October 1, 1905, to November 30, 1906 

Total 



1,884 
553 



2,437 



Placed in families, without board 
Placed with friends, without board 

Discharged 

Adopted 

Died 

Runaway 

Institutions, not penal . 

Penal institutions 



Total .... 
At board November 30, 1906 



240 

27 

121 

15 

8 

7 

14 

8 



440 
1,997 



Infants, or Children under Three Years of Age, at Board from Octo- 
ber 1, 1905, to November 30, 1906, and their Disposal. 



Infants at board October 1, 1905 

Neglected infants placed at board October 1, 1905, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1906 

Dependent infants placed at board October 1, 1905, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1906 



Total 



473 

69 

299 



841 



Discharged . 

Died 

Adopted 

Sent to State-Hospital 

Became three years old and transferred to department for 
older children 



Total 

Infants at board November 30, 1906 



85 

105 

53 

2 

152 



397 
444 



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32 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Licensed Boarding Houses for Infants. 

During the last 14 months, 400 licenses to maintain boarding 
houses for infants were granted by the Board, under the provi- 
sions of section 2, chapter 83, Revised Laws, in 51 cities and 
towns, in addition to the 262 licenses in force at the expiration 
of the previous year; 295 licenses expired, — 293 by the one- 
year limitation, 1 by the four-months limitation, and 1 by the 
seven-months limitation; 66 were revoked, — 62 on account of 
change of residence, 3 on account of death, and 1 for neglect 
of infants; and 301 licenses, permitting the boarding of 609 
infants in 51 cities and towns, remained in force November 30, 
1906. These represent the licensed homes, not only of infants 
supported by the Commonwealth, but also of those placed out 
by their parents, by the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, the St. 
Mary's Infant Asylum, the Boston Trustees for Children, the 
Boston Children's Aid Society, the New England Home for 
Little Wanderers, the Gwynne Temporary Home, the Children's 
Mission to the Children of the Destitute, the Federation of 
Jewish Charities, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Worces- 
ter Children's Friend Society, the Worcester Children's Aid 
Society, the Volunteers of America, the Boston Children's 
Friend Society, and the Boston Female Asylum. 

The following table shows the number of licenses issued, the 
number of cities and towns where licensees reside, the number 
of licenses expired and revoked, the whole number in force, etc., 
for the 14 months ending November 30, 1906, and fourteen 
preceding years. 





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398 


272 


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199 


39 


155 


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20 


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768 


374 


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42 


120 


32 


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49 


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1,156 


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38 


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1,376 


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43 


150 


48 


177 


25 


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630 


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222 


43 


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60 


184 


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1,347 


513 


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228 


41 


157 


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196 


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557 


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1,319 


572 


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276 


48 


197 


43 


256 


24 


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1,543 


685 


1905 


285 


47 


236 


43 


262 


7 


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1,704 


674 


1906 (ending November 30) 


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51 


295 


66 


301 


15 


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1,942 


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34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



The State Institutions. 

The State institutions under the supervision of the Board are : 
the State Hospital, at Tewksbury; the State Farm, at Bridge- 
water; the Lyman School for Boys, at Westborough; the State 
Industrial School for Girls, at Lancaster; the Massachusetts 
State Sanatorium, at Rutland. The Board will also have super- 
vision of the Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and 
Deformed Children, at Canton, as soon as it is established. 

The State Hospital and the State Farm are under the direc- 
tion of the folloAving Board of Trustees: Joseph A. Smart, of 
Andover ; Payson W. Lyman, of Fall River ; Sarah D. Fiske, of 
Maiden; Anna F. Prescott, of Melrose; Leonard Huntress, 
M.D., of Lowell; John B. Tivnan, of Salem; Emery M. Low, 
of Brockton. 

The Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools are: 
Melvin H. Walker, of Westborough; Elizabeth G. Evans, of 
Boston ; Charles G. Washburn, of Worcester ; George H. Carle- 
ton, of Haverhill; Michael J. Sullivan, of Chicopee; Susan 
Channing Lyman, of Waltham; James W. McDonald, of Marl- 
borough. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium are: 
John F. A. Adams, M.D., of Pittsfield; Albert C. Getchell, 
M.D., of Worcester ; Wellington E. Parkhurst, of Clinton ; John 
Prentice Rand, M.D., of Monson ; Fannie S. Russell, of Brock- 
ton; Sylvia B. Knowlton, of Newton; Jeremiah Smith, Jr., of 
Cambridge. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts School and Home for 
Crippled and Deformed Children are: Edward H. Bradford, 
M.D., of Boston; Leonard W. Ross, of Canton; William A. 
Morrison, of Boston; Alfred S. Pinkerton, of Worcester; 
William F. Fitzgerald, of Brookline. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



35 



State Hospital, Tewksbury. 

John H. Nichols, M.D., Superintendent. 
Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations 1372,398 57 

Sales, etc 924 17 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Fuel and lights . 

Medicines and medical supplies 

Printing, stationery, and office supplies 

Soap and laundry supplies 

Freight, expressage, and transportation 

Tobacco 

Gratuities 

Chapel services and entertainments . 

Funeral expenses .... 

Farm, stable, and grounds 

Travel, etc., of officials 

Repairs and improvements 

New construction .... 

Other expenses 



Paid into the State treasury 



Average net weekly cost per capita, $2.85. 



$69,241 83 


66,672 81 


18,641 51 


12,352 66 


35,119 41 


12,171 54 


1,565 99 


1,204 39 


14,656 88 


1,872 24 


130 00 


623 83 


621 00 


15,838 41 


585 99 


23,849 43 


93,113 78 


4,136 87 



$373,322 74 



$372,398 57 
924 17 

$373,322 74 



Valuation. 

Buildings $892,765 00 

Land 58,315 00 

Furniture and furnishings . . 133,931 05 

Library 3,500 00 

Machinery, etc 128,438 75 

Carriages and agricultural implements 8,982 45 

Live stock 16,612 50 



36 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



. 




Numbers. 


















Sane 


Insane 


Totals 




a 
o 
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g 
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Number October 1, 1905 . 


499 


191 


96 


786 


159 


316 


475 


658 


507 


96 


1,261 


Admitted during 14 months . 


2,937 


696 


738 


4,371 


70 


178 


248 


3,007 


874 


738 


4,619 


Discharged during 14 months 


2,746 


679 


723 


4,148 


52 


100 


152 


2,798 


779 


723 


4,300 


Number November 30, 1906 . 


690 


208 


111 


1,009 


177 


394 


571 


867 


602 


111 


1,580 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 633; removals, 3,667. 
Number of maternity cases, 147 ; living births, 141. 



During the fourteen months 5,880 persons were cared for. 
The largest number under care at any one time was 1,845, 
and the smallest 1,258 ; the average weekly number was 1,515. 
Of the whole number, 4,948 were treated as patients in hospital; 
of these, 3,792 were medical cases and 1,156 surgical cases. 
Among the cases treated were 793 of phthisis, 270 of cardiac 
disease, 121 of syphilis, 55 of pneumonia, 7 of typhoid fever. 
Of the 633 deaths, 249 were from phthisis, 80 from cardiac 
disease, 38 from cancer, 37 from cerebral hemorrhage, 4 from 
general paralysis of the insane. Of the deaths, 33 were of 
persons under one year of age, and 141 were over sixty. There 
were 264 surgical operations. In the out-patient department 
2,714 cases were treated, — 2,101 medical and 613 surgical. 

In the hospital for tuberculous patients 623 cases were treated ; 
250 patients improved, 61 did not improve, and 177 died, leav- 
ing 135 on November 30, 1906. 

Of the 4,619 persons admitted, 1,323 were born in Ireland, 
1,112 in Massachusetts, 516 in British Provinces, 245 in Eng- 
land, 125 in Italy, 86 in Scotland, 49 in Russia, 46 in Austria, 
45 in Sweden, 37 in Germany, 36 in Finland, 35 in Greece, 
27 in Syria, 26 in Poland, 20 in Turkey, 19 in Armenia, 9 in 
Portugal, 8 in France, 8 in West Indies, 7 in China, 4 in Nor- 
way, 4 in Azores, 4 in South America, 4 in Holland, 3 in 
Denmark, 3 in Wales, 3 in Belgium, 2 in Switzerland, 2 
in Roumania, 2 in Cuba, 2 in Porto Rico, 2 in Algeria, 1 in 
Hungary, 1 in India, 1 in Australia, 1 in Cape Verde Islands, 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 37 

1 in Macedonia, 1 in Philippine Islands, 1 in Western Islands, 
1 in Bermuda, 1 in Spain, 32 unknown, and the remainder in 
various parts of the United States. 

By the hiring of about twenty outside laborers in addition 
to the available inmates' labor, great progress has been made 
toward the completion of the sewage system. Six of the eight 
filter beds have been finished, and work is well advanced on the 
others. The deposit of sewage on the new beds was begun 
December 1, 1906. 

The new asylum for women, with a capacity of 100 inmates, 
which has been under construction for two years past, was 
finished and occupied October 1, 1900. 

Three wards for infectious diseases have been completed, and 
are now in use. 

Work has begun on the new hospital for men, to accommodate 
100 patients, authorized by the Legislature of 1906. The 
crowded condition of the hospital wards demands the early 
completion of this building, and every effort will be made to 
have it ready for occupancy in the early Spring. 

The new hospital for women consumptives, to accommodate 
40 patients, authorized by the Legislature of 1905, is nearly 
completed, and will be ready for occupancy in the Spring. It is 
pleasantly situated on sandy soil, on the hill south of the main 
building, and is surrounded by a young growth of white pine 
and oak. 

Three camps, or shacks, each having accommodations for 20 
consumptive patients, have been erected in close proximity to 
the hospital for consumptive men. They are occupied by the 
most promising cases, and the results of this outdoor treatment 
have been very satisfactory. The accommodations for men 
consumptives now provide for a total of 160 patients. There 
are still, however, about 50 patients of this class who are cared 
for in the general hospital, for lack of room elsewhere; and it 
seems desirable that provision should be made at an early date, 
either by an addition to the present building, or the erection of a 
new one, for at least 75 more consumptive patients. 

For some time past the Board has presented and urged the 
need of improvement in the dietary of the State Hospital, 
especially in that portion devoted to the care of consumptive ; 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and it is gratifying to report that during the past year very 
satisfactory changes have been made in this respect. As a 
necessary result, the per capita cost has been somewhat in- 
creased. 

The making of some provision for the separation of the 
children at this institution from the more or less contaminating 
influence of the adult inmates, most of whom are from the 
lowest strata of life, and in many instances with a criminal 
record, is a matter of serious importance. The Board agrees 
with the Trustees that a building should be erected, outside of 
the main group of buildings, for the special care and treatment 
of children. 

Cases of Rabies. 

The first case of rabies called to the attention of the Board 
was that of Arthur Guyette, ten years of age, who was admitted 
to the Hospital July 3, 1906, on application of the Overseers of 
the Poor of Shelburne Falls. The Board immediately made 
arrangements with the 2sTew York Board of Health, by which 
antirabitic serum was mailed daily to the Hospital, and ad- 
ministered to the boy, under specific directions, according to 
the Pasteur treatment. During the next two months and a 
half, five similar cases were admitted for treatment, but two 
of them had already developed hydrophobia, and both died 
two days after admission. The other four cases have been 
discharged as cured. During the month of December, fifteen 
cases were received ; eight from Lowell, four from Revere, and 
one each from Melrose, Winthrop, and Chelsea, — two of them 
being children under fifteen years of age. Most of the cases 
are being cared for in the isolation wards of the institution, 
which seem to be admirably adapted for the purpose. As soon 
as a patient of this class is admitted, an examination is made 
and conditions are telegraphed to the laboratory of the Xcav 
York Board of Health. That Board forwards daily a vial of 
the serum, which is administered by hypodermic injection. The 
treatment usually covers a period of from three to four weeks, 
and during this time frequent reports are sent to the Xcw York 
Board of Health. On the discharge of a patient he is requested, 
as an extra precaution, to report his condition two or three weeks 
later. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



39 



Applicants for treatment residing in Boston are referred to 
the Boston City Hospital, which has also made the necessary 
arrangements with the ^New York Board of Health, but in all 
other cases patients are treated at the State Hospital, regardless 
of the question of legal settlement. The expense of State charges 
is, of course, paid from the hospital funds ; in other cases the 
charge is $25 per patient, which covers the actual cost of the 
serum and the sum of $2.80 per week for board and treatment. 
Those who are able to do so meet this expense themselves ; other- 
wise, the amount is collected from the city or town liable for 
the support of the patient. 



The State Farm at Bridgewater. 

Hollis M. Blackstone, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations $258,491 73 

Sales, etc 26,218 79 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Fuel and lights . 

Medicines and medical supplies 

Printing, stationery, and office supplies 

Soap and laundry supplies 

Freight, expressage, and transportation 

Tobacco 

Gratuities 

Chapel services and entertainments . 

Farm, stable, and grounds 

Travel, etc., of officials 

Repairs and improvements 

Other expenses 



Paid into the State treasury 



872,377 11 


74,099 


66 


21,993 


67 


7,235 


71 


31,157 


37 


3,864 


26 


235 


21 


1,053 


50 


3,925 


63 


1,996 


96 


5,509 


so 


782 


00 


17,242 


20 


481 


63 


11,275 


!».-) 


5,261 


('2 



$284,710 52 



$25H,491 73 
26,218 79 

$284,710 52 



Average weekly cost per capita, $2 27. 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Valuation. 

Buildings $816,400 00 

Land ■ . , . . 62,072 50 

Furniture and furnishings 75,711 53 

Machinery, etc 92,030 00 

Carriages and agricultural implements 16,696 93 

Live stock 18,876 25 

Library 4C0 00 

Numbers. 





Paupers 


Prisoners 


Insane 


Totals 






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a 

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3 

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185 


3 


188 


1,052 


70 


1,122 


535 


1,772 


73 


1,845 


Admitted during 14 months 


240 


44 


284 


3,614 


306 


3,920 


112 


3,966 


350 


4,316 


Discharged during 14 months . 


211 


47 


258 


3,619 


298 


3,917 


96 


3,926 


345 


4,271 


Number November 30, 1906 


214 


- 


214 


1,047 


78 


1,125 


551 


1,812 


78 


1,890 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 91; removals, 4,180. 



Classification of Commitments. 





1902 


1903 


1904 


1905 


1906 

14 Months 


Drunkenness 

Tramping 

Vagrancy 

All others 


1,427 
59 
239 
51 


1,595 

57 

247 

61 


1,923 

74 
300 

68 


2,414 

78 
241 
56 


3,404 
113 

295 

108 


Totals 


1,776 


1,960 


2,365 


2,789 


3,920 



The largest number of all classes of inmates — viz., prisoners, 
paupers and insane — cared for during the year was 1,934, the 
smallest, 1,790, and the average, 1,867. The average number 
of prisoners was 1,120, of paupers 204, and of insane 543. 
The whole number of admissions was 4,316; of whom 1,821 
were born in Massachusetts, 1,162 in Ireland, 332 in British 
Provinces, 202 in England, 65 in Scotland, 44 in Sweden, 15 
in Cape Verde Islands, 19 in Germany, 18 in the Azores, 28 
in Italy, 5 in Poland, 9 in Austria, 7 in Finland, 13 in Russia, 
9 in France, 6 in Wales, 2 in West Indies, 10 unknown, and the 
remainder in various parts of the United States. 



Parti.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 41 

Of the 3,920 prisoners received, 2,379 had been committed 
previously, viz., 884 for the second time, 475 for the third, 335 
for the fourth, 230 for the fifth, 147 for the sixth, 92 for the 
seventh, 64 for the eighth, 47 for the ninth, 35 for the tenth, 25 
for the eleventh, 21 for the twelfth, 11 for the thirteenth, 3 for 
the fourteenth, 4 for the fifteenth, 2 for the sixteenth, 1 for the 
seventeenth, 1 for the eighteenth, 1 for the nineteenth, 1 for the 
twentieth. Of the commitments, 3,404 were for drunkenness, 
295 for vagrancy, 113 for tramping, 49 for idle and disorderly 
conduct, 8 for vagabondism, and the remaining 51 for sundry 
other offences. 

Of the 3,920 prisoners, 684 were returned from probation, 17 
were returned from escape, 5 were transferred from the State 
Prison, 10 from houses of correction; and of the remaining 
3,204, 909 were committed by district courts, 1,387 by municipal 
courts, 722 by police courts, 146 by superior courts, 27 by trial 
justice courts, and all others 13. 

Of the 284 pauper admissions, 13 were from the prison de- 
partment of the State Farm; the rest were mostly from the 
south-eastern part of the State, — 100 being from Fall River, 
62 from Xew Bedford, 19 from Taunton, 29 from Brockton, 2 
from Wareham, and 14 from Bridgewater. 

Under an appropriation of $40,000, authorized by the Legis- 
lature of 1905, the construction of a separate building for 
paupers is now rapidly approaching completion, and should be 
ready for occupancy before next Summer. The act provided 
for' no less than two hundred inmates, but there will be ample 
accommodations for nearly three hundred. The building will 
be 226 feet long and 43 feet wide, with two floors and a base- 
ment ; the basement, which is nearly all above ground, being used 
chiefly for a kitchen and dining-rooms. On the first floor will 
be dormitories, with a few single rooms for nurses and attend- 
ants ; and on the second, dormitories and a separate ward for 
tuberculous cases. The storage and cow barn, under an appro- 
priation of $10,000, is practically completed. The industrial 
building for the insane, under an appropriation of $20,000, is in 
process of construction. 

The needs of the institution include | > i*< »\ i ^ i « » 1 1 for furnishing 
and lighting the pauper building, a new laundry building, a 
new horse barn, and a refrigerating plant. 



42 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Probation System. 

The Board's rules relative to the release of prisoners from 
the State Farm provide that prisoners committed for drunken- 
ness, and whose maximum sentence is for one year, shall be re- 
leased on probation at the expiration of three months from the 
date of their commitment, if their conduct has been satisfactory 
to the Superintendent of the institution ; that when returned 
for violation of their parole, they shall remain four months after 
such return; and that, when returned a second time, they shall 
remain during the full term. Prisoners committed for other 
offences, and whose maximum sentence is two years, are entitled 
to release on probation at the end of nine months from the date 
of commitment ; and these prisoners, if returned, remain during 
their entire term. The Superintendent of the State Farm is 
authorized to deduct a period not exceeding thirty days for good 
conduct from the maximum term of any prisoner ; the release of 
such prisoners is of course a release on probation under the law, 
but if arrested they are not returnable by the Board, the cases 
taking their course in the courts. Prisoners on parole, com- 
mitted and returned to the State Farm by the courts, are held 
as if returned by the Board, and without regard to the action 
of the courts. 

In connection with these rules, the Board has for some time 
employed a corps of volunteer probation visitors to watch over 
released prisoners, and assist them to keep the terms of their 
parole. These visitors have been recently consulted with respect 
to the working of the system in their several localities, and asked 
for the results of their experience. In two or three instances the 
answers are decidedly unfavorable ; but the large majority of the 
visitors advocate the indefinite continuance of the plan, and a 
number of them are even enthusiastic about the matter, express- 
ing themselves in the strongest terms as to its value to the com- 
munity and to the probationers. There has never been any ques- 
tion that a very considerable percentage of persons committed by 
the courts to the institution on these indeterminate sentences are 
such hardened offenders that the result of release is an almost 
immediate return ; and for these the full period of incarceration 
is none too long. But, as the probation visitors unhesitatingly 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 43 

testify, and as the experience of the Board ever since the enact- 
ment of the law unquestionably shows, there is a very consider- 
able number for whom the watchful care and oversight of the 
visitor works direct and definite benefit, — in a large number of 
cases of permanent value, and in others of sufficient importance 
to justify the method adopted. The Board fully appreciates the 
work of the visitors and considers its continuance desirable. 

As has been heretofore remarked in the Board's annual re- 
ports, one of the most serious questions with regard to the treat- 
ment of this whole problem of drunkenness is the situation of the 
drunkard's family. The drunkard himself is comfortably housed 
and fed, while, in the large majority of cases, the wife and chil- 
dren struggle along, poorly clad and insufficiently nourished. 
The prisoner comes out at the end of his term in good physical 
condition, to return to a home where the family have scarcely 
had the bare necessities of life. During the last year, in very 
many instances, the home conditions of the family were so bad 
that the Board felt justified in setting aside its liberal rules and 
abridging the sentence of the prisoner, sometime- within a few 
weeks of his commitment, simply in order that the utmost op- 
portunity might be given to afford the family relief through the 
work of its head. But such action is always open to question, 
and the experiment generally fails. In order that these men 
may serve out their full terms under the rules, and to minimize 
so far as possible the suffering of the wives and children, and 
save them from pauperism, it is a suggestion deserving of con- 
sideration whether some provision may not be made for securing 
to the needy family of the prisoner such relief as may keep 
them from destitution. 

Th e Lyma n School fo r Boys . 

Theodore F. Chapin, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations $ 130,268 28 

Cash from farm, etc. . . . . . . 1,136 86 

$131,405 14 



44 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Cr. 



Salaries, wages, and labor .... 


$38,453 01 




Provisions and supplies .... 


13,236 97 




Clothing 


9,306 55 




Fuel and lights 


9,521 37 




Medicine and medical supplies . 


629 75 




Furnishings 


4,157 59 




Grain and feed for stock .... 


4,357 65 




School supplies 


1,208 00 




Transportation, express, and freight . 


1,659 08 




Seeds, plants, farm tools, etc. 


4,445 04 




Ordinary repairs and improvements . 


7,606 28 




Extraordinary repairs and improvements . 


11,724 91 




Boarding boys 


6,030 13 




Visitation 


10,505 22 




Schooling 


548 49 


. 


Trustees' travelling expenses . 


590 87 




All other current expenses 


6,287 37 


$130,268 28 






Paid into State treasury .... 




1,136 86 




$131,405 14 



Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.74. 

Valuation. 

Buildings $234,320 00 

Land 24,269 00 

Furniture and furnishings 23,581 92 

Machinery, etc 23,830 06 

Carriages and agricultural implements 3,955 56 

Live stock 6,154 10 

Library 2,504 38 



Numbers. 
Number in School October 1, 1905 
Committed during 14 months . 
Returned from places 
Recommitted .... 
Runaways recaptured 
Returned from Eye and Ear Infirmary 
Returned from Massachusetts General Hospital 



Whole number in School during 14 months 



226 

136 

3 

32 



330 



404 
734 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 45 

Released on probation 230 

Boarded out 82 

Massachusetts Reformatory 13 

Massachusetts School for Feeble-minded .... 6 

Transferred to State Hospital 1 

Turned over to grand jury 1 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary . . . . .2 

Massachusetts General Hospital 3 

Runaways 48 

Returned to court, over age 2 

Died 1 

389 

Number in School November 30, 1906 345 

Of the 226 boys committed, 7 were fifteen years old, 79 four- 
teen years, 60 thirteen years, 37 twelve years, 24 eleven years, 13 
ten years, 5 nine years, 1 eight years ; 5 of them were committed 
for assault, 48 for breaking and entering, 81 for larceny, 4 for 
habitual absenteeism, 6 for taking teams, 48 for stubbornness, 
27 for other offences, 7 by transfer from the State Board of 
Charity; 43 were employed when arrested, 86 were attending 
school, 97 were idle; 126 had been arrested before, 62 had been 
inmates of other institutions; in the case of 57, other members 
of the family had been arrested; all but 16 had one or both 
parents living; 73 had intemperate fathers, 7 had intemperate 
mothers, and 14 both parents intemperate; 200 were born in 
the United States, 25 were foreign born, and the birthplace of 1 
was unknown. The average time spent in the institution was 
17.05 months. Of the commitments, 71 were from Middlesex 
County, 40 from Suffolk, 28 from Worcester, 24 from Bristol, 
24 from Essex, 20 from Hampden, 5 from Norfolk, 5 from 
Berkshire, 4 from Plymouth, 3 from Barnstable, 1 from Frank- 
lin, and 1 from Hampshire. Of the 952 boys under the care of 
the probation department, 440 were in their own homes. 

Under a special appropriation of $22,000 made by the Legis- 
lature of 1906, a new cottage is nearly completed; but before it 
can be used more money will be needed to furnish it. 

It might be well if all returned boys were placed in one cot- 
tage, and separately classified, so that the more incorrigible ones 
could be taken out from this single group for transfer to the 



46 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Massachusetts Reformatory, while the remainder could receive 
special training and instruction. In this connection the Board 
renews its suggestion of last year that some provision be made 
for the establishment of a separate school or institution to meet 
the needs of this class of returned boys. 

Arrangement has been recently made with the several churches 
of the town whereby sittings are provided for all the inmates of 
the School at the morning services. In the afternoon separate 
Sunday School services are held in the School for Catholics and 
for non-Catholics. 

The system of trade instruction has been further enlarged, 
and now includes instruction in masonry and steam-piping, print- 
ing, electrical work, tailoring, shoe making, and painting. 

The danger of fire is a constant one ; the water supply is poor, 
and there is no adequate arrangement made with the town fire 
department. When the barn was burned, several years ago, the 
fire was beyond control by the time the fire department reached 
the spot. The Board renews its recommendation of last year 
that fire drills be instituted in all the cottages. 

The Stale Industrial School for Girls. 

Fannie F. Morse, Superintendent. 
Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations ...... $67,799 45 

Sale of produce 294 08 

$68,093 53 

Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor $25,349 00 

Provisions and supplies 11,107 52 

Clothing, furniture, and bedding . . . 3,177 71 

Fuel and lights 8,013 15 

Medicines and medical supplies . . . 566 99 

Transportation 785 42 

Ordinary repairs and improvements . . . 3,605 85 

Extraordinary repairs and improvements . 11,216 71 

Other current expenses 3,977 10 

$67,799 45 

Paid into State treasury 294 08 

$68,093 53 
Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.31. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 47 



Valuation. 

Buildings , $192,540 00 

Land 16,050 00 

Furniture and furnishings 33,660 05 

Carriages and agricultural implements 3,225 00 

Live stock . 4,782 00 

Numbers. 

Number in School October 1, 1905 209 

Committed during 14 months 126 

Returned from places 149 

275 

Whole number in School during 14 months 484 

Released on probation . . 245 

Sherborn Reformatory 2 

Transferred to a hospital 6 

Eloped from School 5 

School for Feeble-minded 3 

Married 1 

Died 1 

263 

Number in School November 30, 1906 221 

Of the 126 girls committed during the year, 60 were com- 
mitted for stubbornness, 3 for leading a vicious life, 8 for being 
idle and disorderly, 3 for common night-walking, 1 for forni- 
cation, 29 for larceny, 1 for vagrancy, 1 for being an habitual 
school absentee, 2 for being lewd, wanton, and lascivious, 1 for 
being stubborn and disobedient, 1 for stubbornness and dis- 
obedience and larceny, 8 for delinquency, 2 for being wayward 
children, 1 for drinking, 1 for forgery, 1 for breaking and enter- 
ing and larceny, 3 for running away; 31 were sixteen years of 
age, 48 were fifteen years, 20 were fourteen years, 11 were 
thirteen years, 12 were twelve years, 2 were eleven years, 1 was 
ten years, 1 was nine years; 83 were born in Massachusetts, 4 
in Canada, 3 in England, 6 in the Provinces, 1 in Sweden, 2 in 
Italy, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Portugal, 3 unknown, and the other 22 
in various parts of the United States; all could read and write. 

The system of domestic work in the school is planned to cover 
at least a year, and the courses are given in a building used 
exclusively for this purpose. Apart from this there is no central 



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instruction; the girls, who are classified so far as practicable 
according to character, receiving about three hours instruction 
in the several houses each day. It is to be noted that of the 
ninety girls coming of age during the past year, although more 
than half of them had been guilty of serious offences against 
good morals, nearly three-quarters are now living respectably. 

The probation work for girls placed out from the School, 
under its efficient Superintendent, continues with excellent 
results. 

A cottage near the main building at Bolton is now used for 
maternity cases. Here the young mothers receive special in- 
struction and training with reference to the proper care of their 
infants. 

The Trustees ask for appropriations for an additional cottage, 
for a gymnasium, for heaters in the several cottages to supply 
hot water for bathing purposes, and also for a sewage bed, as 
recommended by the State Board of Charity a year ago. 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 



Frederic L. Hills, M.D., Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 



State appropriations 

From patients 

From cities and towns .... 

Sales, etc 

From soldiers 1 relief, charitable associations, etc 
Special appropriations . . . . 
Cash on hand October 1, 1905 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Furnishings 

Fuel and light 

Medicines and medical supplies 
Printing, stationery, and office supplies 
Soap and laundry supplies 
Chapel services and entertainments . 



Amount carried forward 



$222,326 78 


55,886 82 


3,818 81 


8,805 


14 


3,846 


69 


26,465 


72 


10,103 


12 


$51,289 


12 


81,302 56 


4,692 50 


10,762 


63 


4,889 


92 


1,391 


48 


2,510 


10 


485 


80 


$157,324 


11 



$331,253 08 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



49 



Amount brought forward 

Farm, stable, and grounds 
Travel, etc., of officials 
Repairs and improvements 
New construction 
Other expenses . 
Payments to State treasurer 
Liabilities of 1905, paid this year 
Miscellaneous extraordinary expenses 
Cash on hand November 30, 1906, to be sent to 
State treasurer 



Average net weekly cost per capita, $ 9.38. 



$157,324 11 




7,254 58 




1,280 20 




6,493 87 




26,465 72 




13,091 35 




82,460 58 




25,448 29 




8,934 38 




2,500 00 






$331,253 08 



Valuation 
Buildings and permanent fixtures 

Land 

Furniture and furnishings . 

Machinery, etc 

Carriages and agricultural implements 
Live stock 



$421,000 00 

22,852 00 

20,400 00 

1,968 60 

1,722 00 

4.963 00 



Numbers. 



Men 



Totals 




Number October 1, 1905 . 
Admitted during 14 months 
Discharged during 14 months 
Deaths .... 
Number November 30, 1906 



The whole number of patients examined for admission to 
the institution during the 14 months ending Xovember 30, 
1906, was 2,102; of these, 897 were accepted, 712 rejected, and 
493 declared doubtful. The daily average number was 338. 
Of the 1,139 patients discharged, 298 are not considered because 
they remained in the institution not more than one mouth, or 
for various other reasons. Of the remaining 841, 329, or 39.1 
per cent., are recorded as having the disease arrested and being 
apparently cured; 438, or 52.1 per cent., as improved; and 74, 
or 8.8 per cent., a- no1 improvedi Of the incipienl <-a-<'-, 7 1.1 
per cent had the disease arrested, or apparently cured. Of the 



50 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

841 patients, 782 gained an average of lSy 2 pounds, and 59 
lost an average of 6 pounds. 

Of the 1,113 admissions, 383 were from Suffolk County, 245 
from Middlesex County, 131 from Worcester County, 98 from 
Essex County, 69 from Hampden County, 47 from Norfolk 
County, 47 from Bristol County, 50 from Plymouth County, 20 
from Berkshire County, 8 from Hampshire County, 13 from 
Franklin County, and 2 from Barnstable County. 

Applicants for admission to the institution are examined as 
follows: at the Sanatorium, on any day but Sunday; at the 
Boston office, in the out-patient department of the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1.30 
to 3.30 p.m.; at Worcester City Hospital, on Wednesdays and 
Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. ; at Worcester Hahnemann Hospi- 
tal, on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. ; at the following places on 
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. : Springfield, Dr. Everett 
A. Bates, 57 Chestnut Street; Pittsfield, Dr. R. A. Woodruff, 
73 North Street; Fall River, Dr. A. S. McKnigkt, 355 North 
Main Street; Lowell, Dr. Boy den H. Pillsbury, 58 Kirk Street; 
Northampton, Dr. E. H. Copeland, 70 Elm Street, Dr. J. G. 
Hanson, 55 Kensington Avenue; Greenfield, Dr. Charles F. 
Canedy, 8 Osgood Street. 

The infirmary building, which has been in process of erec- 
tion for more than a year, is completed and occupied. It is of 
brick, two stories in height, and contains twenty-four rooms, a 
diet kitchen, and wide corridors. The floors are covered with 
linoleum, this being considered more sanitary than the ordinary 
hard pine floors. It will cost, fully equipped, about $20,000. 
This expenditure completes the whole appropriation of the 
sum of $150,000 made by the Legislature of 1903 for the con- 
struction of four cottages, with a capacity of not less than thirty- 
five patients each. Three instead of four cottages have been 
erected, and the total additional capacity is for seventy patients, 
instead of one hundred and forty. No use has been made of the 
appropriations made by the Legislature of 1906, of $500 for a 
new piggery and $3,500 for a new farmhouse, for the reason 
that, in the judgment of the Trustees, the appropriations were 
not sufficiently large for the purposes required. 

The Trustees ask for an appropriation of $20,000 to provide 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 51 

for a new farmhouse, a new barn, and a new piggery, an appro- 
priation of $2,000 for additional piazzas, and an appropriation 
of $5,000 for a new road to the railway station. 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Board, en- 
dorsed and advised by the Governor and Council, the Trustees 
have decided to change the mode of administration by appoint- 
ing a resident medical superintendent, who shall have full medi- 
cal and executive charge, and to dispense with the services of 
the visiting physicians. Dr. Walter J. Marcley having resigned 
to take the position of superintendent of the new State Sana- 
torium of Minnesota, Dr. Frederic L. Hills, of Concord, has 
been elected to succeed him, and to assume the duties of super- 
intendent under the new arrangement. 

The institution was established primarily for the treatment 
of incipient cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, but there have 
never been incipient cases enough to fill it, and at the present 
time not more than one-third of the patients are actually in the 
incipient stage ; the greater number being in the more advanced 
stages, who may be improved, but hardly cured. It is the policy 
of the institution to admit every incipient case at once, so that 
it is only the more advanced who are obliged to wait for 
vacancies. 

Xominally all patients pay $4 a week each for their care and 
treatment, but as a matter of fact there were, at the time of a 
recent visit, 18 patients who had paid the full amount for some 
time after admission, but being in promising condition, and 
short of funds, were allowed to remain without payment, and 
also 35 patients who had similarly paid, but were then working 
for their board and treatment. The Trustees desire to empha- 
size the fact that it is the purpose of the institution to com pi v 
literally with the requirement of the law, and enforce the pay- 
ment of $4 a week, allowing exceptions only in extreme cases, 
and for very imperative reasons. In this connection it is sug- 
gested, as a matter for careful consideration, whether, to meet 
the needs of poor unsettled persons, who have been examined 
and found to be fit subjects for treatment at the Sanatorium, 
some arrangement may not be made for an addition of perhaps 
$1,000 per annum to the funds under the control of the Trust. 
whereby snch persons ran be treated free. 



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It is to be hoped that under the new administration a reduc- 
tion may be effected in the force of attendants, which now con- 
sists of 143 persons working on full time and 13 on part time. 

Estimates oe Trustees of State Institutions. 
In accordance with the law, the Board has examined the esti- 
mates of the Trustees of State Institutions, and has voted to 
approve them as follows : — 



State Hospital. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Miscellaneous 



Stale Farm. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 



Furnishings 



Heat, light, and power 
Repairs and improvements 
Farm, stable, and grounds 
Miscellaneous 



Lyman School. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Miscellaneous 



$68,0C0 00 


66,000 00 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


32,000 00 


17,000 00 


12,000 00 


30,000 00 


$250,000 00 


865,000 00 


67,000 00 


22,000 00 


6,000 00 


29,000 00 


10,000 00 


17,000 00 


18,000 00 


$234,000 00 


$35,466 00 


14,0C0 00 


8,000 00 


3,500 00 


8,500 00 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


8,500 00 


$90,466 00 



Part I.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



53 



State Industrial School. 
Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Miscellaneous 



Trustees of Lyman and Industrial Schools. 
Travelling and other necessary expenses of trustees, including 

printing of Annual Report 

Salaries and expenses of agents for Lyman School . 
Boarding out from Lyman School .... 
Boarding and probation from State Industrial School 
Tuition in public schools 



Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 
Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and j>o\ver 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Miscellaneous 



$22,818 37 


8,000 00 


5,000 00 


750 00 


4,800 00 


2,000 00 


5,950 00 


2,225 00 


$51,543 37 


$1,200 00 


9,300 00 


5,500 00 


12,250 00 


850 00 


$29,100 00 


?49,927 50 


77,493 50 


5,298 30 


9,213 75 


2,052 75 


6,984 95 


20,874 50 


|171,645 25 



The Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and De- 
formed Children. 
Under date of January IS, 1907, the Board received the 
following report from Hon. Leonard W. Ross, Secretary mid 
Treasurer of the Trustees of this institution : — 



1 have the honor, and am directed by our Board, to inform you 
that, acting under authority of the Acts of our Legislature for the 
year 1904, chapter 446, our Board of Trustees have given much 
time and thoughtful study to the problem presented for their con- 
sideration. 

There being no similar institution in this country to guide them 
in this matter, they have been obliged to work on original Lines. 



54 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

After the greater part of several months had been given to the 
consideration and personal inspection of many sites offered, a lot 
of land in the town of Canton was recommended for purchase, 
which recommendation having been approved by His Excellency 
the Governor and the Honorable Council, title to this land was 
passed to the Commonwealth by warrantee deed prepared by the 
Attorney-General on the twenty-sixth day of January, 1906. 

This land contains sixty-five acres, having a frontage of about 
fifteen hundred feet on Washington and Randolph streets, extend- 
ing southerly to the shore of Reservoir Pond, so called, a beautiful 
sheet of clear water about one hundred acres in area. In topog- 
raphy and geological formation, as well as accessibility, this site 
was deemed best adapted for our purpose, was approved of and 
designated by the State Board of Health as ideal for the School 
purposes. It may be reached by main line trains on the Providence 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, stop- 
ping at Canton Junction station. Also, by trolley cars of the Blue 
Hill Street Railway, running every fifteen minutes from Dudley 
Street Terminal of the Boston Elevated Railway. 

The cost of this land was $11,500. 

In the study and preparation of the plans the Board selected 
Prof. F. W. Chandler of the Institute of Technology as consulting 
architect, afterwards appointing Winslow & Bigelow, 120 Tremont 
Street, as working architects. Many of our State institutions were 
visited by members of the Board; and our Chairman, Dr. E. H. 
Bradford, M.D., at his personal expense, visited institutions of like 
nature in Europe. 

The Board finds that the entire institution, caring for three hun- 
dred pupils, and the necessary officers and attendants, can be built 
and furnished within the amount appropriated, viz., $300,000. 

On December 1, 1906, after approval by His Excellency the Gov- 
ernor and the Honorable Council, contracts were executed with A. 
B. Murdough of Watertown for the administration building, boiler 
house, and laundry building, and two dormitories capable of hold- 
ing one hundred and twenty pupils; with Lynch & Woodward of 
Boston for heating and ventilating apparatus; with Pierce & Cox 
of Boston for plumbing, and with Keough Electric Company of 
Boston for electric wiring, etc.; and construction work is now in 
progress. Tl^ese contracts together amount to $134,087; to which 
are to be added: architect's commission, $6,638.56; heating, venti- 
lating, and lighting engineer's commission, $1^169.40; approximate 
cost of furnishings, $9,000 ; to which must .be added cost of land, 
$11,500; office rent, secretaries' salaries, and other incidental ex- 
penses already paid, and estimated to cost when buildings are com- 
pleted, $10,000; making total expenditure of $172,394.96; leaving 
a balance of appropriation unexpended of $127,605.04, amply snffi- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOAKL). 

cient to complete and furnish three remaining dormitories and 
other necessary things. 

While our Board believe that the dormitories as planned are the 
best that can be designed for the purpose, they feel that occupancy 
and actual use, for perhaps one year, will prove advantageous, and 
feeling that application for admission of the entire capacity of the 
School will probably not be made at its opening, they have recom- 
mended that only the necessary part of the appropriation required 
to construct and furnish two dormitories, capable of holding one 
hundred and twenty pupils, in addition to the administration build- 
ings, capable of serving the needs of the entire three hundred 
pupils, be expended at this time, leaving the balance available at 
such time as experience and demand require the completion in full. 

This recommendation has been approved by His Excellency the 
Governor and the Honorable Council, following which our Board 
has made contracts as stated, but has actual bids in its possession 
for the complete institution. 

It is our expectation now to open the institution for pupils about 
September 1, 190T. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Statistics of State Institutions, prepared in Accordance ivith a Reso- 
lution of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, 
adopted May 15, 1906. 

The State Hospital. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year l . 


700 

3,393 


561 
1,226 


1,261 

4,619 


Number discharged or died during the year 


3,167 


1,133 


4,300 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


926 


654 


1,580 


Daily average attendance (ie, number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 
Average number of officers and employees 


870 
82 


645 
79 


1,515 

161 


during the year. 









1 It is to be noted that, on account of a change in the Statutes, the period in 
question covered fourteen months ; future reports will be for twelve months only. 



Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages . 

2. Clothing . 

3. Subsistence 

4. Ordinary repairs 



Expenditures. 



§69,241 83 

18,641 51 

66,672 81 

23,849 43 



5 Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 100,879 21 



Total $279,284 79 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $83,213 48 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 9,900 30 



Total 



93,113 78 



Grand total $372,398 57 

Executive head (Superintendent and Resident Physician) : John H. 
Nichols, M.D. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



The State Farm. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year 
Number received during the year ' . 


1,772 
3,966 


73 

350 


1,845 
4,316 


Number discharged or died during the year . 


3,926 


345 


4,271 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


1,812 


78 


1,890 



Daily average attendance (i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 



1,867 
125 



1 It is to be noted that, on account of a change in the Statutes, the period in 
question covered fourteen months; future reports will he for twelve months only. 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages . 

2. Clothing . 

3. Subsistence 
4 Ordinary repairs 
5. Office, domestic, and out- 



door expenses 



Total 



Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. 
2 Permanent improvements to existing 
buildings 

Total 

Grand total 



$72,377 11 

21,993 67 

74,099 66 

11,275 95 

78,745 34 



$46,828 70 
6,349 71 



$258,491 73 



53,178 41 



$311,670 14 



Executive head (Superintendent) : Mollis M. Blackstone. 



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The Lyman School for Boys. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year l . 


330 
404 


- 


330 

404 


Number discharged or died during the year 


389 


- 


389 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


345 


- 


345 


Daily average attendance (i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) auring the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


338.13 
61 


- 


338.13 
61 



1 It is to be noted that, on account of a change in the Statutes, the period in 
question covered fourteen months; future reports will be for twelve months only. 



Expenditures 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages . 

2. Clothing .... 

3. Subsistence 

4. Ordinary repairs 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door 



expenses 



$38,453 01 
9,306 55 

13,236 97 
7,606 78 

42,365 35 



Total $100,968 66 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $6,193 33 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 5,531 58 



Total 



11,724 91 



Grand total $112,693 5- 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Theodore F. Chapin. 



Parti.] GENERAL WOKK OF THE BOARD. 



59 



The State Industrial School fob Gikls. 
Population. 



Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year ] . 

Number discharged or died during the year 

Number at end of the fiscal year 

Daily average attendance (i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the vear. 



209 


209 


125 


125 


277 


277 


221 


221 


214 


214 


60 


60 



1 It is to be noted that, on account of a change in the Statutes, the period in 
question covered fourteeu months; future reports will be for twelve months only. 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages $25,349 00 

2. Clothing 6,197 77 

3. Subsistence 11,107 52 

4. Ordinary repairs 3,605 85 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses . 10,616 68 

Total 156,876 82 



Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 



$11,216 71 



Total 

Grand tolal 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Fannie F. Morse. 



11,216 71 



168,093 53 



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The Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 


181 


177 


358 


fiscal year. 








Number received during the year ' . 


667 


546 


1,113 


Number discharged or died during the year 


582 


567 


1,149 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


173 


157 


330 


Daily average attendance (i.e , number of in- 


171 


161 


332 


mates actually present) during the year. 








Average number of officers and employees 


- 


- 


- 


during the year 2 









1 It is to be noted that, on account of a change in the Statutes, the period in 
question covered fourteen months ; future reports will be for twelve months only. 
- Not stated. 

Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages §51,289 12 

2. Clothing 

3. Subsistence 81,302 56 

4. Ordinary repairs 6,493 87 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses . 46,358 56 

Total $185,444 11 

$26,465 72 



Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 



8,934 38 



Total . 
Grand total 



35,400 10 



$220,844 21 



Executive head (Superintendent) : Walter J. Marclev, M.D. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 61 

The Count* Tbtjant Schools. 

The law provides that the County Truant Schools shall be 

visited by the State Board of Education and the State Board of 

( Jharity, and that each of these Boards shall report on them 

annually to the General Court. The Schools are as follows: — 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 1 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Middlesex County Truant School, North Chelmsford. 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties Truant School, Walpole. 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental), Roxbury. 

Worcester County Truant School, Oakdale. 

These Schools have all been visited, in accordance with the 
law. The most important improvements are a new building in 
process of erection for the Essex County School. The Schools 
are generally in good condition, and under efficient management. 
The Suffolk County School is still overcrowded, and in urgent 
need of better accommodations. 

The total number of boys committed to the Schools during 
the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, was 541 ; 38 
having been committed as " truants," 442 as " habitual tru- 
ants," 35 as "habitual school absentees," 14 as "delinquent 
children," and 12 as "habitual school offenders." The number 
in all the Schools November 30, 1906, was 647. The average 
number during the fourteen months was 622. The average age 
of the boys committed was eleven and one-half years ; the young- 
est being seven and one-half years, and the oldest fifteen and 
three-fourths years. The average net weekly cost per capita 
was $2.98+. 

Legislation of 1906 (Acts of 1906, Chapter 389) provided 
for the commitment of girls, as well as boys, to the Truant 
Schools, but the Suffolk County School is the only one that has 
made special preparation for their reception. 

Here follow statistics of the several Schools, and brief state- 
ments concerning them. 

1 Name changed from Essex County Truant School to Essex County Training 
School. (Acts of 1906, chapter 148.) 



62 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 

Established 1891. 
W. Grant Fancher, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1905, there were 70 boys in the School. Dur- 
ing the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 52 were 
committed, viz., 51 habitual truants and 1 habitual school ab- 
sentee; and 29 were discharged; leaving 93 in the School No- 
vember 30, 1906. The average number of boys in the School 
during the fourteen months was 78.8, more than twice the 
average of the preceding year. The average age of the boys 
committed was eleven years and three months; the youngest 
being eight, and the oldest fourteen years. There were no cases 
of serious illness. Of the boys committed, 42 had been pre- 
viously before the court, viz., 20 for truancy and 22 for larceny. 
The average net weekly cost per capita was $1.90+. 

The School consists of a wooden building, containing dormi- 
tories with 88 beds, school-rooms and Superintendent's quarters. 
There are 35 acres of land, 15 of which are cultivated. Five 
men and seven women are employed. About $2,300 was real- 
ized in cash receipts from the market gardening. 

The new building, for which the Legislature of 1906 appro- 
priated the sum of $5,000, will be ready for occupancy the latter 
part of the Spring. It will contain the Superintendent's quar- 
ters, room for 50 boys, a laundry, and a sewing-room. The barn 
has been moved about five hundred feet, and an addition built 
for eighteen cows. A fire-escape has been placed on the old 
building, and this is now lighted by electricity. 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Established 1880. 
Erwin G. Ward, Superintendent. 
On October 1, 1905, there were 21 boys in the School. Dur- 
ing the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 26 were 
committed, viz., 20 habitual truants, 5 habitual absentees, and 1 
habitual school offender; and 6 were discharged, 18 paroled, 
and 1 returned from parole, leaving 23 in the School November 
30, 1906. The average number of boys in the School during the 
fourteen months was 26. The average age of the boys com- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 63 

mitted was twelve years; the youngest being seven years nine 
months, and the oldest fifteen years and eight and one-half 
months. There were no recorded cases of illness. Of the boys 
committed, 8 had been before the court; all for larceny. The 
average net weekly cost per capita was $2.92. 

The School consists of one building, containing two dormi- 
tories with thirty-four beds, one school-room, and the Superin- 
tendent's and officers' quarters. There are twelve acres of land, 
two being used for a garden and the rest for hay. One man and 
five women are employed. The floors and inside walls of the 
main building have been recently painted, fire-escapes put on, 
and general repairs made. All the rooms are now electrically 
connected with the Superintendent's room, so that all the doors 
can be instantly opened by him in case of fire. 

Middlesex County Truant School, North Chelmsford. 

Established 1894. 
M. A. Warren, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1905, there were 148 boys in the School. Dur- 
ing the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 107 were 
committed, viz., 95 habitual truants, and 12 habitual absentees; 
and 30 were discharged, and 70 released on probation; leaving 
155 in the School November 30, 1906. The average number of 
boys in the School during the fourteen months was 148. The 
average age of the boys committed was eleven years and eight 
months ; the youngest being seven years and six months, and the 
oldest fifteen years and four months. There were no recorded 
cases of illness. Of the boys committed, 11 had been previously 
before the court, viz., 4 for larceny, 1 for stealing ride on cars, 1 
for throwing snow balls, 1 for ringing fire alarm, 1 for assault 
and battery, 2 for playing dice, 1 for running away from home. 
The average net weekly cost per capita was $2.38. 

The School consists of five brick buildings, containing four 
dormitories with two hundred beds, school-rooms, and Superin- 
tendent's quarters. There arc thirty-eight acres of land, of 
which twenty are cultivated. Eight men and seventeen women 
are employed. An artificial pond has been made on the grounds, 
and the ice is kept clear for skating. Last summer the Superin- 
tendent started a summer school, and employed as teacher a 



64 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

medical student, who took the boys into the woods in groups, two 
afternoons each week, and taught them about bird and animal 
life. They enjoyed it exceedingly, and it will be continued 
during the coming year. 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Comities Truant School, 

Walpole. 

Established 1891. 
James H. Craig, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1905, there were 46 boys in the School. Dur- 
ing the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 59 were 
committed, viz., 12 habitual truants, 1 habitual absentee, 8 
habitual school offenders, and 38 truants; and 43 were dis- 
charged; leaving 62 in the School November 30, 1906. The 
average number of boys in the School during the fourteen months 
was 51. The average age of the boys committed was eleven and 
one-half years ; the youngest being eight years, and the oldest 
fourteen years. There were no recorded cases of illness. Of the 
boys committed, 39 had been previously before the court, for 
stealing, breaking and entering, running away from home, dis- 
turbing the peace, and other offences. The average net weekly 
cost per capita was $2.91. 

The School consists of a wooden building, containing dormi- 
tories w T ith sixty-two beds, school-rooms, and Superintendent's 
quarters. There are thirty-three acres of land, of which five 
and one-half are cultivated. Two men and six women are em- 
ployed. There have been no changes of construction during the 
year, excepting the remodeling and repairing of the barn. 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental), Boxbury. 

Established 1886. 
Dana P. Dame, Superintendent. 
On October 1, 1905, there were 215 boys in the School. Dur- 
ing the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 255 were 
committed, viz., 14 delinquents, 16 habitual absentees, 3 habitual 
school offenders, 222 habitual truants; and 22 were discharged, 
and 246 released on probation; leaving 260 in the School No- 
vember 30, 1906. The average number of boys in the School 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 65 

during the fourteen months was 268.4. The average age of the 
boys committed was eleven years, nine months and twenty-nine 
days ; the youngest being seven years and eight months, and the 
oldest fifteen years and eight months. There were 1,223 cases 
treated in hospital, viz., 249 hospital patients, 974 out-patients. 
Of the boys committed, 145 had been previously before the 
court, for truancy, larceny, bunking out, violating city ordinance, 
breaking and entering, assault, throwing stones, profanity, and 
other offences. The average net weekly cost per capita was 
$4.03. 

The School consists of two one-story schoolhouses and a hos- 
pital building, all of wood, an administration building and three 
cottages of brick, and two cottages of wood with plaster exterior. 
The six cottages contain seven dormitories with two hundred and 
eighty beds. There are thirty-five acres of land, of which ten 
are cultivated. Seventeen men and thirty-three women are 
employed. 

An old farmhouse, about half a mile from the main School 
building, has been hired by the city of Boston to accommodate 
the girl truants. About $3,000 has been expended for repairs, 
and the building is now ready for occupancy. It will provide 
for 15 girls; and there will be a matron, an assistant matron, 
a school teacher, and a general utility man employed. 

The School is still overcrowded. The three new cottages were 
built to accommodate 30 boys each, but they contain 40. In 
two of the cottages, the boys' sitting-room and play-rooms have 
been used for school-rooms. The old buildings are inappropriate, 
and in summer are very hot on account of their flat roofs. 

Worcester County Truant School, Oakdale. 

Established 1891. 

Frank L. Johnson, Superintendent. 
On October 1, 1905, there were 46 boys in the School. During 
the fourteen months ending November 30, 1906, 42 were com- 
mitted, — all as habitual truants; and 12 were discharged, and 
22 released on probation; leaving 54 in the School November 
30, 1906. The average number of boys in the School during the 
fourteen months was 50. The average age of the boys com- 



66 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

mitted was eleven years five months; the youngest being nine 
years and two months, and the oldest thirteen years and eleven 
months. There were no recorded cases of illness. The average 
net weekly cost per capita was $3.75+. 

The School consists of a brick building, containing dormitories 
with fifty-five beds, school-rooms, and Superintendent's quarters, 
besides a gymnasium and an assembly hall. There are eighteen 
acres of land, four of which are cultivated. Two men and six 
women are employed. Shower-baths have been placed in the 
basement, and the system of ventilation is being perfected. 

Tuition of Children under the Care and Control of 

the Board. 

Section 4 of chapter 44 of the Revised Laws provides that, 
" For the tuition in the public schools in any city or town of a 
child between the ages of five and fifteen years who shall be 
placed elsewhere than in his own home by the state board of 
charity ... or kept under the control of . . . said board in 
said city or town, the commonwealth shall pay to said city or 
town . . . fifty cents for each week of five days, or major part 
thereof, of attendance of every such child in the public schools. 
For the transportation to and from a public school of any child 
whose tuition is' payable by the commonwealth . . . the com- 
monwealth . . . shall pay to the city or town furnishing such 
transportation, for each week of five days or major part thereof, 
an amount equal to the average amount for each child paid by 
said city or town per week for the transportation of children to 
and from school over the route by which such child is conveyed." 

Under the operation of this law, bills received from 181 
cities and towns, for the tuition and transportation of 1,954 
children, amounting to $25,992.28, were audited by the Board, 
and paid by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, during the 
14 months ending November 30, 1906. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



f>7 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Agawam 


1 


37 


818 50 


$3 50 


S22 00 


Amherst 










38 


961 


480 50 


42 34 


522 S4 


Ashbv . 










1 


35 


17 50 


18 75 


:v, •>:, 


Ash Held 










2 


49 


24 50 


- 


24 50 


Ash laud 










9 


202 


101 00 


83 90 


184 90 


Aver 










3 


60 


30 00 


- 


30 00 


Bane 










10 


294 


147 00 


- 


147 00 


Belchertown 










38 


870 


435 00 


- 


435 00 


Bellingham 










5 


130 


65 00 


19 50 


84 50 


Belmont 










3 


78 


39 00 


11 00 


50 00 


Berkley 










6 


191 


95 50 


- 


95 50 


Bernardston 










2 


44 


22 00 


- 


22 00 


Billerica 




m 






3 


65 


32 50 


- 


32 50 


Blandford 










10 


228 


114 00 


30 50 


144 50 


Boston . 










26 


637 


318 50 


- 


318 50 


Bourne . 










4 


114 


57 00 


17 70 


74 70 


Boxford 










9 


192 


96 00 


- 


96 00 


Braintree 










4 


109 


54 50 


16 00 


70 50 


Brockton 










3 


49 


24 50 


- 


24 50 


Brookrield 










4 


47 


23 50 


- 


23 50 


Buckland 










28 


444 


222 00 


- 


222 00 


Cambridge 










63 


1,906 


953 00 


- 


953 00 


Canton . 










12 


395 


197 50 


- 


197 50 


Carver . 










2 


70 


35 00 


- 


35 00 


Charlemont 










20 


373 


186 50 


- 


186 50 


Chelmsford 










10 


322 


161 00 


- 


161 00 


Chelsea . 










3 


431 


215 50 


- 


215 50 


Chester . 










35 


875 


437 50 


40 00 


477 50 


Chesterfield 










4 


96 


48 00 


- 


48 00 


Chicopee 










10 


207 


103 50 


- 


103 50 


Colrain . 










11 


243 


121 50 


- 


121 50 


Concord 










10 


309 


154 50 


97 00 


251 50 


Conway 










4 


107 


53 50 


- 


53 50 


Cummington 










32 


620 


310 00 


75 00 


385 00 


Daltou . 










8 


155 


77 50 


- 


77 50 


Danvers 










5 


112 


56 00 


- 


56 00 


Dartmouth 










3 


108 


54 00 


- 


54 00 


Dedham 










9 


196 


98 00 


- 


~98 00 


Deer field 










1 


36 


18 00 


- 


18 00 


Dennis . 










5 


119 


59 50 


- 


59 50 


Dighton 










5 


85 


42 50 


- 


42 50 


Ea'st Bridgewatei 








24 


470 


235 50 


8 00 


243 50 


East ham 








1 


36 


18 00 


16 20 


34 20 


Easthampton 








5 


130 


65 00 


60 32 


125 32 


East Lougmeado 


v 






40 


795 


397 50 


- 


397 50 


Easton . 








35 


892 


446 00 


51 00 


497 00 


Everett . 








17 


461 


230 50 




230 50 


Falmouth 








5 


182 


91 00 


77 38 


168 38 


Fitch burg 








4 


148 


74 00 


- 


74 00 


Foxborough 








5 


131 


65 50 


- 


65 50 


Framingham 








20 


452 


226 00 


20 50 


246 50 


Franklin 








11 


287 


143 50 


92 10 


23") 60 


town 










5 


179 


89 5* 


33 31 


122 81 


Gill 










15 


331 


165 50 


- 


166 50 


Goshen . 










3 


68 


34 00 


- 


34 00 


Grafton . 










1 


10 


5 00 


7 50 


12 50 


Granville 










2 


59 


29 50 


- 


29 50 


Greenfield 










6 


142 


71 (10 


_ 


71 00 


Groveland 










3 


71 


35 50 


_ 


35 50 


Hadley . 










12 


231 


115 50 


_ 


115 50 


Hampden 










20 


426 


213 00 


- 


213 00 


Hanson . 










6 


146 


73 00 


- 


73 00 


Hard wick 










5 


73 


. 36 50 


- 


36 50 


Harwich 










16 


349 


174 50 


2 35 


176 85 


Haverhill 










17 


398 


m oo 


_ 


199 00 


Hawley . 












"«77 




- 




Hinsdale 










12 


256 


[28 00 


_ 


128 00 


Holden . 










4 


224 


112 (HI 


- 


112 00 


Holliston 










10 


L80 


90 00 


- 


90 00 


Hopklnton 










17 


393 


196 60 


4 50 


201 00 


Huntington 










11 


234 


117 00 


- 


117 oo 


Lawrence 










•_) 


187 


68 60 


- 


68 50 


Lee 










10 


366 


183 (hi 


115 50 


288 50 


Leverett 










22 


744 


372 00 


4- 1- 


420 18 


Lexington 










10 


221 


11" 50 


21 88 


188 88 


Leyden . 










5 


101 


50 50 


- 




Lowell . 










6 


158 


79 (hi 


- 


79 00 


Lynn 










10 


202 


Ml 00 


■ 


101 00 



G8 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



rrr\rvKra Number of 
1UWJSb Children 


Number of 

Weeks 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Lynnlield 


5 


66 


$33 00 


§27 00 


$60 00 


Maiden . 








17 


411 


205 50 


- 


205 50 


Mansfield 








6 


199 


99 50 


- 


99 50 


Marion . 








1 


26 


13 00 


- 


13 00 


Marlborough 








7 


77 


38 50 


22 64 


61 14 


Marsh field . 








2 


12 


6 00 


- 


6 00 


Med held 








2 


46 


23 00 


_ 


23 00 


Medlord 








•23 


432 


216 00 


- 


216 00 


Med way 








1 


35 


17 50 


- 


17 50 


Meh'ose* . 








15 


2^7 


143 50 


- 


143 50 


Merrimac 








9 


283 


141 50 


- 


141 50 


Methuen 








10 


216 


108 00 


- 


108 00 


Middleborough 








33 


872 


436 00 


- 


436 00 


Middlefield . 








51 


1,231 


615 50 


58 08 


673 58 


Middleton 








14 


517 


258 50 


92 00 


350 50 


Millie . 








2 


14 


7 00 


7 00 


14 00 


Milton . 








2 


57 


28 50 


- 


K 50 


Montague 








5 


90 


45 00 


- 


45 00 


Montgomery 








2 


35 


17 50 


15 00 


32 50 


Monson 








53 


1,424 


712 00 


- 


712 00 


Natick . 








17 


384 


192 00 


- 


192 00 


Needham 








7 


133 


66 50 


- 


66 50 


New Bedford 








11 


296 


148 00 


- 


14,» 00 


Newbury 








23 


744 


372 00 


- 


372 00 


Newburyport 
New Marlborougl 








12 


172 


86 00 


- 


86 00 


1 






1 


31 


15 50 


- 


15 50 


Newton . 








4 


128 


64 00 


- 


64 00 


Northampton 








21 


547 


273 50 


- 


273 50 


Northbridge . 








4 


152 


76 00 


- 


76 00 


North Brookfield 








6 


134 


67 00 


74 40 


141 40 


North field . 








5 


128 


64 00 


- 


64 00 


Norton . 








16 


440 


220 00 


- 


280 00 


Norwell . 








y 


297 


148 50 


70 00 


218 50 


Oakham 











49 


24 50 


- 


24 50 


Palmer . 








8 


278 


139 00 


- 


139 00 


Peabody 








6 


135 


67 50 


_ 


67 50 


Pelham . 








15 


440 


220 00 


- 


220 00 


Pembroke 








13 


377 


188 50 


- 


188 50 


Peru 








3 


80 


40 00 


- 


40 00 


Petersham . 








3 


96 


48 00 


- 


48 00 


Plaintield 








5 


112 


56 00 




56 00 


Prescott 








4 


48 


24 00 


17 50 


41 50 


Quincy . 








4 


110 


55 00 


- 


55 00 


Randolph 








9 


167 


S3 50 


- 


83 50' 


Raynham 








12 


337 


168 50 


- 


168 50 


Reading 








9 


156 


78 00 


- 


78 00 


Rehoboth 








5 


186 


93 00 


- 


93 00 


Revere . 








4 


85 


42 ."id 


- 


42 50 


Rockland 








10 


378 


189 00 


- 


189 00 


Rowe 








23 


548 


274 00 


40 00 


314 00 


Russell . 








1 


36 


18 00 


- 


18 00 


Rutland 








3 


77 


38 50 


33 00 


71 50 


Saugus . 








31 


744 


372 00 


- 


372 00 


Scituate 








1 


12 


6 00 


6 00 


12 00 


Sharon . 








5 


173 


S6 50 


- 


86 50 


Shelburne . 








4 


121 


60 50 


- 


60 50 


Sherborn 








3 


105 


52 50 


24 50 


77 00 


Shutesbury . 








3 


88 


44 00 


- 


44 00 


Somerville . 








7 


181 


90 50 


- 


90 50 


South Hadley 








5 


311 


155 60 


- 


155 .50 


southwick . 








18 


492 


246 00 


- 


246 00 


Spencer 








11 


251 


125 50 


80 89 


206 39 


Springfield . 
Stoneham 








25 


441 


220 50 


- 


220 50 








18 


318 


159 00 


_ 


159 00 


Stoughton . 








12 


313 


156 50 


5 00 


161 50 


Sturbridge . 








4 


221 


110 50 


- 


110 50 


Sudbury 








7 


222 


111 00 


- 


111 00 


Sunderland . 








2 


42 


21 00 


10 20 


31 20 


Sutton . 








8 


272 


136 00 


- 


136 00 


Swampscott . 








2 


77 


38 50 


- 


38 50 


Taunton 








15 


364 


182 00 


- 


182 00 


Templeton . 








4 


120 


60 00 


- 


60 00 


Topstield 








3 


43 


21 50 


- 


21 50 


Town send . 








1 


36 


18 00 


- 


18 00 


Truro . 








3 


90 


45 00 


10 50 


55 50 


Upton . 
Wakefield . 








27 


675 


337 50 


- 


337 50 








87 


2,144 


1,072 00 


- 


1,072 00 


Walpole 




4 


120 


60 00 


- 


60 00 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



69 



TOWNS 



Number of 
Weeks 



Children Schooling Schooling 



Cost of 



Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 



Total Cost 



Waltham 

Ware 

Warren . 

Warwick 

Washington . 

Water town . 

Wavland 

Wellfleet 

Westborou<»'h 

West Boylston 

West Bridge water 

West Newbury 

Weston . 

Westport 

Wevmouth . 

Whately 

Wilbraham . 

Williamsburg 

Winchendon 

Winchester . 

Windsor 

Worcester 

W T orthington 

Wrentham . 

Yarmouth 



Totals 



1,954 



248 
218 
66 
78 
141 
15 



22 

45 
265 
554 

28 
132 
160 
210 
547 
977 

20 
226 

34 
210 
663 

87 
108 



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109 00 

33 00 

39 00 

70 50 

7 50 

19 00 

30 00 

11 00 

22 50 

132 50 

277 00 

14 00 

66 00 

80 00 

105 00 

273 50 

488 50 

10 00 

113 00 

17 00 

105 00 

331 50 

43 50 

54 00 



48,600 



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105 00 
273 50 
488 50 

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113 00 

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331 50 

43 50 

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825,992 28 



The City and Town Paupers. 
The law provides that the State Board of Charity may visit 
and inspect all places where city or town paupers are supported 
in families, and requires the Board to visit, at least once a 
year, not only all children who are maintained by the Com- 
monwealth, but all minor children who are supported at the 
expense of any city or town. Children illegally retained in 
city or town almshouses, — i.e., pauper children over two years 
of age, or, if the mothers are inmates, over five years of age, 
and not defective in body or mind, who have been retained in 
an almshouse for more than two months, — must be removed 
therefrom and placed at board at the expense of the city or 
town concerned. (Revised Laws, chapter 81, sections 3, 4, 5, 
6, 7, 43; Acts of 1905, chapters, 285, 303.) 



Adult Poor provided for in Families. 
Of the 422 adult poor persons reported by the local authorities 
as fully supported in families on January 1, 1906, 29 died 
and 35 had been removed before visits could be made. The 
remaining 358, — 133 men and 225 women, — were all visited 
and reported on by the Board's agents. They were supported 
by 150 cities and towns, as follows: Acushnet, 3; Adams, _: 



70 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amesbury, 3 ; Amherst, 1 ; Andover, 1 ; Arlington, 1 ; Athol, 
1 ; Auburn, 1 ; Avon, 1 ; Ayer, 2 ; Berlin, 1 ; Bernardston, 2 ; 
Blackstone, 1 ; Blandford, 1 ; Bolton, 4 ; Bourne, 1 ; Boylston, 
1 ; Brewster, 1 ; Brimfield, 1 ; Charlemont, 1 ; Charlton, 1 ; 
Chatham, 8 ; Chelsea, 2 ; Cheshire, 3 ; Chicopee, 1 ; Chilmark, 
2 ; Clarksburg, 1 ; Clinton, 1 ; Cohasset, 1 ; Colrain, 2 ; Conway, 
1 ; Cottage City, 3 ; Cummington, 1 ; Dalton, 5 ; Danvers, 5 ; 
Dartmouth, 1 ; Douglas, 4 ; Dover, 2 ; Dudley, 1 ; Easthampton, 
3 ; Edgartown, 8 ; Egremont, 1 ; Enfield, 2 ; Erving, 2 ; Everett, 
6 ; Eitchburg, 1 ; Eranklin, 2 ; Gardner, 2 ; Gill, 1 ; Gosnold, 1 ; 
Granby, 1 ; Great Barrington, 7 ; Greenfield, 1 ; Groton, 1 ; 
Groveland, 1 ; Hamilton, 1 ; Hampden, 3 ; Hatfield, 1 ; Heath, 
1 ; Hingham, 6 ; Hinsdale, 4 ; Holbrook, 3 ; Hopedale, 1 ; Hull, 
1 ; Hyde Park, 7 ; Kingston, 6 ; Lakeville, 4 ; Lanesborough, 1 ; 
Lawrence, 1 ; Lee, 9 ; Lenox, 7 ; Leverett, 3 ; Leyden, 2 ; Lincoln, 
1 ; Longmeadow, 2 ; Lowell, 4 ; Ludlow, 4 ; Mansfield, 1 ; 
Marion, 3 ; Marlborough, 3 ; Mendon, 3 ; Merrimac, 4 ; Milton, 
2 ; Monroe, 1*; Monterey, 1 ; Mount Washington, 1 ; Nahant, 1 ; 
Natick, 4 ; Needham, 1 ; ¥ew Bedford, 2 ; New Braintree, 1 ; 
Newbury, 1 ; New Marlborough, 5 ; New Salem, 3 ; Newton, 2 ; 
Northborough, 2 ; Northfield, 1 ; Norton, 1 ; Norwood, 1 ; 
Oakham, 2 ; Orange, 1 ; Orleans, 3 ; Otis, 2 ; Peabody, 1 ; Peters- 
ham, 3 ; Phillipston, 2 ; Pittsfield, 4 ; Plainfield, 2 ; Plympton, 
3 ; Prescott, 1 ; Quincy, 1 ; Raynham, 2 ; Revere, 5 ; Richmond, 
1 ; Rowe, 1 ; Rowley, 1 ; Royalston, 2 ; Salem, 1 ; Salisbury, 2 ; 
Savoy, 1 ; Scituate, 5 ; Sheffield, 5 ; Shirley, 2 ; Southborough, 
6 ; Southwick, 4 ; Stockbridge, 1 ; Sturbridge, 1 ; Swampscott, 
2 ; Swansea, 1 ; Templeton, 1 ; Tolland, 1 ; Topsfield, 5 ; Town- 
send, 5 ; Truro, 1 ; Tyngsborough, 1 ; Tyringham, 1 ; Wareham, 
2; Warwick, 3; Wayland, 1; Wellfleet, 5; Wendell, 1; West- 
field, 5 ; West Springfield, 2 ; West Stockbridge, 8 ; Whately, 1 ; 
Whitman, 7 ; Wilbraham, 2 ; Williamsburg, 2 ; Williamstown, 
4; Worthington, 1. Their ages were as follows: 8 between 
twenty and thirty, 27 between thirty and forty, 16 between 
forty and fifty, 43 between fifty and sixty, 80 between sixty 
and seventy, 102 between seventy and eighty, 74 between 
eighty and ninety, 8 between ninety and one hundred. For their 
support there was paid in 60 cases less than $2 per week, in 
161 cases from $2 to $3 per week, in 82 cases from $3 to $4 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 71 

per week; and in the remaining 55 cases, — mostly of old or 
feeble persons, — the rate varied from $4 to $10, according to 
the amount of care required. Of the whole number, 189 were 
reported to be in good or fairly good mental and physical condi- 
tion. All were apparently receiving good care, with very few 
exceptions, to which the attention of the Overseers of the Poor 
was called, with satisfactory results. There were 127 able to 
do light work, either in the house or at the barn. There were 
47 supported in their own homes. In 218 cases, according to 
the reports, the Overseers of the Poor complied with the law 
requiring them to visit the paupers at least once in every six 
months; in 63 cases they made one visit a year; and in 67 cases 
no visits were made. In the remaining 10 cases the reports 
were uncertain. 



Dependent Minor Children provided for in Families and 

Asylums. 
Visits were made in the cases of 916 children, — 469 boys 
and 447 girls, — reported as provided for by 97 cities and 
towns, as follows : Abington, 1 ; Adams, 2 ; Andover, 1 ; Arling- 
ton, 4; Ashburnham, 1; Becket, 2; Beverly, 4; Boston, 534; 
Boxborough, 1 ; Bridgewater, 1 ; Brimfield, 8 ; Brookline, 3 ; 
Cambridge, 1 ; Charlemont, 1 ; Chester, 3 ; Chicopee, 3 ; Clinton, 
6; Dalton, 3; Danvers, 3; Dartmouth, 16; Dedham, 1; Deer- 
field, 1 ; Dover, 1 ; Easthampton, 1 ; Edgartown, 13 ; Everett, 4; 
Framingham, 5 ; Freetown, 1 ; Gardner, 2 ; Goshen, 1 ; Great 
Barrington, 6; Hanover, 1; Hanson, 2; Haverhill, 13; Hawley, 
1 ; Hingham, 5 ; Hinsdale, 1 ; Holyoke, 5 ; Hopedale, 1 ; Hyde 
Park, 1 ; Lancaster, 2 ; Lawrence, 2 ; Lenox, 6 ; Leominster. 5 : 
Lowell, 28 ; Lynn, 10 ; Lynnfield, 1 ; Maiden, 1 ; Manchester, 1 ; 
.Mansfield, 2; Melrose, 7; Merrimac, 1; Milton, 2; Nantucket, 
2 ; Natick, 2 ; New Bedford, 2 ; Newbury, 1 : North Adams, 9 ; 
Northampton, 1 ; North Attleborough, 7 ; Norwood, 2 ; Oxford, 
6 ; Palmer, 1 ; Peabody, 7 ; Pepperell, 5 ; Pittsfield, 1 ; Quincy, 
2; Raynham, 16; Rowley, 2; Salem, 7; Sandwich, 14; Saugup, 
3; Scituate, 16; Sharon, 1; Sheffield, 2; Somerville, 1; Stough- 
ton, 3 ; Sturbridge, 22 ; Sutton, 1 ; Swampscott, 1 ; Swansea, 1 
Taunton, 6; Topsfield, 4; Truro, 1; Waltham, 1; Wakefield 2 
Ware, 2; Wes1 Boylston, 1: Westport, 1: Weal Springfield, 1 



72 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Weymouth, 9 ; Whately, 4 ; Whitman, 3 ; Willi amstown, 3 ; 
Winchendon, 1 ; Woburn, 2 ; Worcester, 2. Of the whole num- 
ber, 246 were cared for and treated in public and private hos- 
pitals and asylums. There were 595 who attended school, and 
339 did more or less work. The price of board varied from 
less than $1 per week to $4. All these children appeared to 
be well cared for, except in a very few instances, to which the 
attention of the Overseers of the Poor was duly called. 

Dependent Minor Children in Almshouses. 
Visits were made in the cases of 166 children, — 87 boys, 
and 79 girls, — reported to be cared for by the following 32 
cities and towns in their almshouses : Ashburnham, 1 ; Billerica, 
2 ; Boston, 45 ; Bridgewater, 1 ; Dartmouth, 2 ; Fall River, 15 
Falmouth, 1 ; Gardner, 1 ; Gloucester, 1 ; Greenwich, 1 ; Haver 
hill, 2 ; Holliston, 1 ; Holyoke, 4 ; Lancaster, 1 ; Lawrence, 20 
Lowell, 32 ; Monson, 2 ; ]STew Bedford, 5 ; North Attleborough 
1 ; Palmer, 1 ; Salem, 1 ; Springfield, 2 ; Stoughton, 1 ; Sutton 
1 ; Taunton, 4 ; Waltham, 2 ; Ware, 1 ; West-borough, 1 ; West- 
port, 2 ; Weymouth, 4 ; Woburn, 4 ; Worcester, 4. Of these 
children, 73 had been removed from the almshouse, and 1 had 
died, before the time of visitation. Of the remainder, 14 
were so defective in mind or body as to render their retention 
in the almshouse desirable, and 9 were removed after notification 
by the Board to the Overseers of the Poor that they were de- 
tained contrary to law. There were 5 who attended school, and 
11 who did more or less work. 

The Penalty incurred by Certain Cities and Towns for 
Failure to make their Pauper Returns during the 
Month of April, 1906. 
Sections 39-42 of chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, as 

amended by chapter 115 of the Acts of 1905, are as follows: — 

Section 39. Overseers of the poor shall keep full and accurate 
records, in a form prescribed by the state board of charity, of the 
paupers fully supported, the persons relieved and partially sup- 
ported, and the travellers and vagrants lodged at the expense of 
their cities and towns and of the amount paid for such support 
and relief. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 73 

Section 40. They shall annually, in April, for the year ending 
on the last day of March, return to the state board of charity the 
number of such persons supported and relieved, the cost thereof, 
and a record of those fully supported. 

Section 41. In the year nineteen hundred and five and in every 
tenth year thereafter the return of the overseers of the poor shall 
contain true and correct answers to such additional inquiries as the 
state board of charity may deem it advisable to make. 

Section 42. If the overseers of the poor of a city or town refuse 
or neglect to comply with the requirements of the three preceding 
sections, such city or town shall forfeit one dollar for each day's 
neglect, and the amount of such forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any amount to which said city or town may be entitled in reimburse- 
ment for relief of state paupers as provided in sections fifteen and 
sixteen of chapter eighty-five; and if no such reimbursement shall 
be due to said city or town, the forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any money which may be due to it from the Commonwealth. 

Under these laws the Board reported to the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth the names of the cities and towns that failed to 
make their pauper returns during the month of April, 1906, 
together with the amount of penalty incurred in each instance, 
as follows: Brimfield, $9; Boston, $23; Clarksburg, $1; Charle- 
mont, $20; Eastham, $34; Easthampton, $1; Greenwich, $20; 
Harvard, $10; Ipswich, $2; Longmeadow, $15; Methuen, $1; 
Xewburyport, $6; Xatick, $15; Otis, $1; Plainville, $20; 
Princeton, $35 ; Somerset, $4 ; Saugus, $1 ; Stow, $30 ; Sutton, 
$1 ; Templeton, $14 ; Williamstown, $1 ; Wenham, $2 ; AVhately, 
$7; West Springfield, $1; total, $274. 

Immigration. 
Under an agreement made, March 28, 1894, between the 
State Board and the Treasury Department of the United States, 
and continued under the recently established Department of 
Commerce and Labor, the Commonwealth is reimbursed from 
the immigrant fund, created by head-tax collections, for the 
support of such alien immigrants as have entered the State, 
fallen into serious distress, and become a public charge, within 
one year after their landing in the country, — such distress 
having arisen from causes existing subsequent to their landing. 
In cases where the causes of distress existed prior to landi 



74 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and the immigrants have become a public charge within three 
years after landing, it is the duty of the steamship companies 
bringing such immigrants into the United States to carry them 
back again, and also to reimburse the State for the expense of 
their support. In both instances the claim, if finally estab- 
lished, is allowed from the date of the first notice by the State 
Board to the United States Commissioner of Immigration for 
the ports of Massachusetts. 

Under the provisions of the contract the Board reported to the 
Commissioner of Immigration, during the fourteen months end- 
ing November 30, 1906, 376 cases of immigrants who had fallen 
into distress, of which 223 were verified and allowed. Of the re- 
maining 153, 71 were not verified, 23 were discharged from hos- 
pital before investigation by the United States officials, 29 were 
withdrawn, 21 were paid for by relatives or friends, 3 died, and 6 
were not landed within the year. Of the 223 cases allowed, 122 
were Boston landings, 96 New York, 2 New Bedford, 2 Philadel- 
phia, and 1 Portland. They were cared for as follows: Boston 
City Hospital, 115 ; State Hospital, 41 ; Worcester City Hospital, 
10; Salem Hospital, 7; House of Mercy, Springfield, 4; Pall 
River City Hospital, 4; Maiden Hospital, 3; Massachusetts 
Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston, 3 ; Worcester Isolation Hospital, 
3 ; Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 2 ; Holyoke City Hospital, 2 ; 
Quincy Hospital, 2 ; Lynn Hospital, 2 ; North Adams Hospital, 
2 ; Frost Hospital, Chelsea, 2 ; Cottage Hospital, Lawrence, 2 ; 
Waltham Hospital, 2 ; Lawrence, 2 ; State Farm, 1 ; Haverhill 
City Hospital, 1 ; House of Mercy, Pittsfield, 1 ; Boston Lying-in 
Hospital, 1 ; Somerville Hospital, 1 ; Marlborough Hospital, 1 ; 
Newton Hospital, 1 ; Almshouse Hospital, Holyoke, 1 ; Spring- 
field Almshouse, 1 ; Cambridge Contagious Hospital, 1 ; Adams, 
1 ; East Douglas, 1 ; Everett, 1 ; Gardner, 1 ; Palmer, 1. The 
amount received by the Board and transmitted to the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth during the fourteen months was 
$1,943.34, viz., $1,651.27 from the immigrant fund, and 
$292.07 from steamship companies. 

Statistics of Immigration. 
The following statistics have been furnished by the Commis- 
sioner of Immigration for the ports of Massachusetts. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



75 



Arrivals at the Ports of Massachusetts from Transatlantic 
Ports for the 14 Months ending November 30, 1906. 



NATIONALITY OB' VESSELS 


Number of 
Vessels 


Number of 
Passengers 


Number 
Debarred 


Number of 
Deaths 


British 

American 

Others 


451 
64 
78 


106,352 
1,432 
2,662 


828 
15 
11 


9 
2 


Totals 


593 


110,446 


854 


11 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Ports of Massa- 
chusetts from Foreign Ports for the 14 Months ending 
November 30, 1906. 

Aliens from transatlantic ports (landed) 89,353 

American citizens from transatlantic ports 15,204 

Canadians, Cubans, and Mexicans (not taxable) from transatlan- 
tic ports 434 

Tourists and visitors from transatlantic ports .... 1,477 

Deserting alien seamen from transatlantic ports .... 683 
Deserting seamen, United States citizens, from transatlantic 

ports 29 

Cattlemen from transatlantic ports 2,412 

Barred from landing from transatlantic ports .... 854 

Total 110,446 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Port of Boston 
from Transatlantic Ports for the 14 Months ending Novem- 
ber 30, 1906. 

Steerage 80,578 



Intermediate 
Cabin 
Cattlemen 
Stowaways 
Deserting seamen 

Total 



14,352 

9,535 

2,412 

129 

712 

107,718 



76 



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79 



Destination of Immigrants arriving at the Port of Boston. 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



Totals 



North Atlantic Division 

Maine 

New Hampshire 
Vermont .... 
Massachusetts . 
Rhode Island . 
Connecticut 

New York .... 
New Jersey 
Pennsylvania . 

Total 

South Atlantic Division 

Delaware 

.Maryland 

District of Columbia 

Virginia 

West Virginia . . . . 
North Carolina . . . . 
South Carolina . . . . 

Georgia 

Florida 



Total .... 

North Central Division 
Ohio . 
Indiana 
Illinois 
Michigan . 
Wisconsin . 
Minnesota . 
Iowa . 
Missouri 
North Dakota 
South Dakota 
Nebraska . 
Kansas 

Total . 



832 

758 

•247 

39,002 

4,293 

1,017 

14,333 

1,052 

3,787 



65,321 



16 

291 

22 

16 

535 

20 

2 

12 

26 

940 



1,427 

116 

5,041 

2,118 

1,432 

4,927 

509 

201 

683 

363 

301 

40 



17,368 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



Totals 



South Central Division 

Kentucky 

Tennessee . 

Alabama 

Mississippi . 

Louisiana 

Texas 

Oklahoma 

Indian Territory 

Arkansas 



Total .... 

Western Division 
Montana . . . 
Wyoming . . '. 
Colorado . 
New Mexico . 
Arizona . 
Utah .... 
Nevada 

Idaho .... 
Washington 
Oregon 
California 

Total .... 

Iieeapitulation 
North Atlantic Division 
South Atlantic Division 
North Central Division . 
South Central Divisiou . 
Western Division . 



Total 



133 



891 

96 

44S 

2 

27 
671 

49 
242 
675 

38 
682 



3,821 



65,321 
940 

17,368 

133 

3,821 



87,583 



Occupation of Immigrants arriving at the Port of Boston. 



Totals 



Professional 
Actors 
Artists 

Clergy .... 
Engineers . 

Lawyer-, 

Musicians . 
Physicians. 
Teachers 

Not specified 

Total professional 

Skilled 
Accountants 
Bakers 
Barbers 
Blacksmiths 
Brewers 
Butchers 
( arpenters . 



412 



297 
121 
609 
808 
6 
190 
1,022 



Skilled - 
Clerks 

Dressmakers 
Engravers 
Gardeners 
I ion workers 
Jewelers . 
Machinists 
Mariners . 
Masons 
Mechanics, not 
Millers 
Miners 

Painters 
Plasterers . 

Plumbers . 

Printers . 

Shoemakers 
Spinners 

Stone cutters 
Tailors 



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specified 



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932 

8 

78 

91 

12 

402 

630 

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60 
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612 
891 
621 



80 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Occupation of Immigrants arriving at the Port of Boston — Con. 





Totals 


Totals 


Skilled — Concluded. 

Tannei's 

Tobacco manufacturers . 

Watch makers 

Weavers 

Not specified 


8 

132 

12 

2,869 
646 


Miscellaneous — Concluded. 

Servants 

Not stated 

Total miscellaneous 

No occupation, including women 
and children 

Recapitulation 

Professional 

Skilled 

Miscellaneous 

No occupation 

Total 


14,933 
2,144 


46,954 


Toral skilled .... 


14,207 

176 

1,469 

5,348 

10 

22,501 

373 


26,010 


Miscellaneous 

Agents 

Farmers 

Farm laborers 

Hotel keepers 

Laborers 

Merchants, dealers . 


412 

14,207 
46,954 
26,010 


87,583 



In addition to the foregoing, 38 aliens who arrived at the 
port of New York, and 1 at New Bedford, were returned to 
the countries whence they came. 

One hundred and forty-four passengers who arrived at the 
port of Boston, 125 at New York, 3 at New Bedford, 1 at Key 
West and 13 at Canadian ports, were relieved in hospital. 



Statistics of Immigration at the Port of New Bedford during the 14 Months 
ending November 30, 1906. 





Males 


Females 


Portuguese 


1,287 


785 


Africans 








351 


34 


Hebrews 








5 


3 


Greeks 








6 


_ 


Italians 


, , , 






1 


3 


Spanish 








2 


- 


English 


. 




1 


- 










1,653 


825 



Total number of taxable passengers 



2,478 



Three hundred and fifty-seven were under fourteen years of 
age; 1,991 were between fourteen and forty-five; and 130 over 
forty-five years. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OE THE BOARD, 



81 









Destinations. 








Massachusetts. . . .1,841 


Nebraska .... 2 


California 






323 


Washington 




2 


Rhode Island . 






215 


Colorado . 




1 


New York 
Nevada 






69. 
12 


Vermont . 
New Hampshire 




' . 1 
1 


Connecticut 






11 




Occupations. 


Barbers 1 


Shoemakers .... 4 


Bakers 






2 


Watchmakers 






2 


Carpenters 






13 


Weavers . 






3 


Clerks 






5 


Painters . 






3 


Dressmakers . 






13 


Merchants 






5 


Locksmiths 






1 


Laborers . 






. 830 


Masons 






8 


Farm laborers 






. 453 


Mariners . 






38 


Servants . 






. 469 


Millers 






1 


No occupation 






. 627 



Head Money. 
The amount of head money collected at the ports of Massa- 
chusetts during the fourteen months was as follows : — 



Boston. 



October . 
November 
December 

January 

February 

March 

April 

M ay 

June 



$14,274 

10,452 

2,980 

4,882 
5,522 
15,248 
19,202 
20,938 
15,062 



July . . 
August 
September 
October . 
November 



$10,152 
14,902 
15,738 
17,074 
11,836 



Total for Boston . $178,262 
Total for New Bedford 4,956 



Grand total 



. $183,218 



Number of Arrivals, 18^8-1906. 
The following statement shows the numher of alien immi- 
grants arriving at the ports of Massachusetts from transatlantic 
ports in each official year from May 10, 1848, when State 
supervision began, to the close of the last fiscal year, November 
30, 190G. 



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13,921 


1880 . 


. 




33,626 


29,518 


1881 . 






43,642 


24,739 


1882 . 


. 




52,416 


23,307 


1883 . 


. 




42,384 


19,618 


1884 . 






30,030 


21,206 


'1885 . 


. 




19,929 


24,229 


1886 . 






28,512 


14,408 


1887 . 






40,415 


14,022 


1888 . 


. 




43,351 


12,536 


1889 . 






33,979 


4,551 


18.90 . 


. 




30,802 


7,096 


1891 . 


. 




31,556 


7,874 


1892 . 






31,234 


5,091 


1893 . 






28,143 


2,196 


1894 . 


• 




14,673 


5,316 


1895 . 






23,508 


5,830 


1896 . 


. 




18,274 


7,057 


1897 .. 






12,765 


11,527 


1898 . 






13,058 


11,266 


1899 . 


. 




20,065 


15,128 


1900 . 






16,107 


26,414 


1901 . 






27,817 


30,069 


1902 . 






47,663 


22,904 


1903 . 






. 75,163 


25,957 


1904 . 


. 




63,790 


31,042 


1905 . 






. 66,490 


20,223 


1905 (Oct. and Nov.) 


12,363 


13,468 


1906 (Dec. 1, 1905 to Nov 




8,118 


30, 1906) 


81,724 


5,765 








6,471 


Total . . .1,465,241 


10,895 











Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



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84 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



The expenses for the fourteen months from October 1, 1905 
to Xovember 30, 1906, were as follows: — 

Expenses of the Board $9,621 12 

Division of State Adult Poor 48,479 45 

Division of State Minor Wards 55,930 47 

Transportation of State paupers 15,499 08 

Support of indigent and neglected children, etc. . . . 318,052 00 

Support of pauper infants 89,596 47 

Tuition of State children 25,992 -28 

Auxiliary visitors 1,297 33 

Support of sick State paupers 60,425 02 

Burial of State paupers . . . . . . .* 9,459 91 

Temporary aid of State paupers 35,929 84 

Dangerous diseases 28,907 45 

Annual report 1,749 97 

Total $700,940 39 



DETAILS. 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD. 

Salaries : 

John D. Wells $3,150 00 

Henry C. Prentiss 2,100 00 

Louise S. Kolb 933 33 

Susie CTLoughlin 766 66 

AnnaT. Mulholland 66 13 

William G. Kelley 291 66 

Total salaries $7,307 78 

Travelling expenses of members ........ 803 74 

Printing and stationery 824 18 

Postage, telegrams, expressage, and telephone . . . 534 02 

Publications 83 80 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 67 60 

Total $9,621 12 



Salaries : 
Joshua F. Lewis, M.D 
Charles A. Colcord 
Henry H. Fairbanks 
Thomas M. Doane 
Edward F. Morgan 
Berndt F. Heurlin 
Frank W. Goodhue 



Amount carried forward 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Sub-division of In-door Poor. 



$3,500 00 
1,927 78 
1,400 00 
1,2S3 33 
1,633 33 
1,400 00 
1,166 66 

$12,311 10 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



85 



Amount brought forward . 










£12,311 10 


William Hopewell . 










1,166 66 


Harry G. Taft .... 










950 00 


Annette E Barnes . ... 










1,050 00 


Elizabeth C. Finney . 










772 58 


Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 




George B. Tufts 




2,333 33 


Willard I). Tripp . 










1,633 33 


William J. Hinchcliffe 










1,633 33 


Harry H. Pray .... 










1,633 33 


Hubert 0. Moore 










1,400 00 


Louis R. Lipp . 










1,263 33 


Joseph VV. Proctor, M.D. . 










1,500 00 


William Healey 










1,166 66 


John W. Henderson . 










816 66 


Kobina A. Morison . 










1,050 00 


Annie A. McBride 










1,050 00 


Emma T. Cornish 










933 33 


Justine D. Ferris 










816 66 


William W. Henderson 










398 88 


Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 










935 67 


George S. Dubois 










332 14 


Total salaries 


$35,146 99 


Printing and stationery 










1,739 42 


Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone 






1,143 47 


Publications 






439 74 


Extra service and miscellaneous expenses 






887 71 


Travelling expenses : 






Joshua F. Lewis 


$452 02 




Edward F. Morgan 






1,015 82 




William D. Tripp 






436 71 




Harry H. Pray . 






944 37 




William J. Hinchcliffe 






249 02 




Hubert 0. Moore 






768 0* 


( 


Berndt F. Heurlin 






919 92 


> 


Louis It. Lipp 






755 42 




William Hopewell 






1,035 S c c 


» 


William Healey . 






814 77 




Joseph W. Proctor 






659 4C 


> 


John W. Henderson . 






111 4( 


) 


Harry (i. Tuft . 






205 Si 


I 


Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 






629 1C 


1 


Thomas M. Doane 






93 81 


[ 


Elizabeth C. Finney . 






30 5( 










9,122 12 






Total Division of State Adult Poor . 


$48,479 45 



86 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 



Salaries : 
William P. Derby, M.D. 
Bertha W. Jacobs 
Frederick G. Southmayd 
Thomas P. Bagley 
Nathan Coe 
David Walker . 
G. Frederic Davis 
Edward W. Bovvker 
Henry L. Gardner 
William W. Foster 
Albert A. Carlton 
Arthur E. Newcomb 
Joseph P. Mclntire 
Mary S. Beale . 
Lucy B. Hancock 
E. Mabel Tyler . 
Lilla D. Baker . 
Emma W. Kelley 
Alice A. Page . 
Mar} T Agnes Perrault 
Florence Faden . 
Mary F. Mooney 
Mary E. Weston 
Geraldine S. Jones 
Mary R. Cady . 
Jennie L. Harris 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Ethel H. Curtice 
Edith T Bisbee 
Mary T. Dwyer. 
Eliza M. Smith . 
Winifred A. Keneran 
Margaret G Lynch 
Blanche G. Wing 
Winifred Dodge 
Ruth Lissner 
Minnie G. Riley 
Warren F. Spalding 



iSub-division of Children. 



Sarah M. Crawford, M.D. 
Edwin F. Cummings, M.D. 
Frederick A. Burt 

Amount carried forward 



Sub-division of Infants. 



$3,500 00 


2,041 66 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,633 33 


1,566 67 


1,400 00 


1,166 66 


1,033 33 


1,633 33 


1,283 33 


933 33 


933 33 


933 33 


1,050 00 


820 96 


816 66 


816 66 


816 66 


814 25 


816 66 


816 66 


450 00 


737 90 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


808 33 


816 66 


50 00 


27 42 


358 87 


160 00 


629 03 


2,041 66 


1,750 W 


1,750 00 


$47,006 66 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



87 



Amount brought forward 



Annie F. Merrill 

Georgiana C. Faden . . . ... 

Catherine A. Chisholm .... 

Mary J. Klocker 

Eleanor J. Towlc 

IsabeHa G. Cragin 

Mary E. Cochrane 

Joseph W. Grautstuck .... 

Total salaries 

Printing and stationery .... 
Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephon 
Publications . . . . . 
Extra service and miscellaneous expenses 
Superintendent's travel .... 
Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., travel 

Total Division of State Minor Wards 



$47,006 66 

1,050 00 
933 33 
933 33 

500 00 
650 00 
270 00 
211 29 
291 66 



$51,846 27 


2,799 51 


836 17 


20 00 


171 62 


201 34 


55 56 



$55,930 47 



TRANSPORTATION OF STATE PAUPERS 

Travelling expenses of officers : 

Thomas M. Doane 

Charles A. Colcord 

Elizabeth C. Finney 

Harry G. Taft . 

John \V. Henderson 
Foreign fares . 
Inland fares 
Carriage and express 
Food and lodging 
Expenses of Probation Visitors 
Expenses of branch office 
Gratuities to prisoners 
Assistance and miscellaneous expenses 
Transportation to State Hospital 

Total 



INDIGENT AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN 



Board .... 

Clothing .... 
Schooling .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Amount carried forward 





$506 33 




40 76 




183 77 




1,071 40 




312 69 




3,451 84 




6,127 65 




371 05 




467 05 




118 59 




233 33 




1,316 26 




814 61 




483 75 




$15,499 08 


. $215,833 09 


67,423 51 


79 60 




20,151 78 


. $303,487 98 



88 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Amount brought forward $303,487 98 



Travelling expenses of visitors 
Bertha W. Jacobs 
David Walker , 
Frederic G. Southmayd 
Nathan Coe 
Henry L. Gardner 
Thomas P. Bagley 
Edward W. Bowker 
G. Frederic Davis 
William VV. Foster 
Albert A. Carlton 
Arthur E. Newcomb 
Joseph P. Mclntire 
Mary S. Beale . 
Lucy B. Hancock 
Mary Agnes Perrault 
E. Mabel Tyler . 
Florence Faden . 
Jennie L. Harris 
Mary F. Mooney 
Geraldine S Jones 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Edith T. Bisbee . 
Mary T. Dvvyer . 
Winifred A. Keneran 
Eliza M. Smith . 
Ruth Lissner 
Warren F. Spalding 



$12 40 
1,055 19 
557 08 
953 52 
1,284 35 
262 44 
114 20 
957 89 
849 75 
592 84 
771 87 
431 15 
500 01 
445 84 
262 89 
178 95 
258 68 
216 08 
686 54 
645 99 
331 30 
922 35 
342 60 
530 15 
561 71 
451 33 
312 67 
74 25 



14,564 02 



Total $318,052 00 



PAUPER INF 

Board .... 

Clothing .... 
Expenses of nursery . 
Miscellaneous . 
Travelling expenses of visitors 

Sarah M. Crawford . 

Edwin F. Cummings . 

Frederic A. Burt 

Catherine A. Chisholm 



ANTS. 



$73,100 42 
7,112 05 
1,648 35 
5,870 97 



$365 66 
346 25 
578 49 
574 28 



1,864 68 



Total 



$89,596 47 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



89 



TUITION OF STATE CHILDREN. 



City and town lulls 



$25,992 28 



AUXILIARY VISITORS. 

Travelling and other expenses 



$1,297 33 





SUPPORT OF SICK STATE 


PAUPERS. 




City and town 


bills of 1898 


$12 14 


K 


1900 






86 02 


It u 


1901 




. 


43 57 


II u 


1902 
1903 






273 33 
1,116 76 


II 11 


1904 




. 


8,357 55 


11 11 


1905 






40,824 68 


(( It 


1906 






9,710 97 


Total . 


BURIAL OF STATE PAUPERS. 


$60,425 02 






City and town 


bills of 1903 


$60 00 


u ii 


1904 


345 15 


tl IC 


1905 


4,466 05 


u li 


1906 

TEMPORARY AID OF STATE PAUPERS 


4,588 71 


Total . 


$9,459 91 






City and town 


bills of 1901 


$4 63 


ii u 


1902 








20 50 


" 


1903 








51 55 


it t« 


1904 
1905 








3,175 19 
22,879 41 


it ii 


1906 








9,237 71 


Foreign fares 


. 








538 85 


Inland fares 


• 








22 00 


Total . 




$35,929 84 






City and town 


bills of 1900 


$59 76 


ii it 


1901 


101 50 


i . u 


1902 


215 92 


n ii 


1903 








595 29 



Amount carried foriyard 



$972 47 



90 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amount brought forward $ 972 47 

City and town bills of 1904 1,455 22 

1905 ......*. 14,560 91 

1906 5,115 73 

Penikese Hospital : 

Salaries $3,650 95 

Other expenses 3,152 17 

6,803 12 

Total $28,907 45 



ANNUAL REPORT. 

Printing annual report $1,749 97 

The above details may be classified as follows : — 

Salaries $94,301 04 

Travelling expenses 30,113 77 

Printing and stationery 5,363 11 

Other office expenses 4,094 10 

Support of State minor wards 417,212 05 

Transportation 13,944 98 

Support of State out-door poor 134,161 37 

Publishing annual report 1,749 97 

$700,940 39 



List of Employees of the Board. 

Following is a list of the employees of the Board, with a 
schedule of their salaries for the fiscal year 1906-1907. The 
graded system of salaries now includes all classes of employees 
except the Superintendents of State Adult Poor and State Minor 
Wards and their Deputies, the Clerk of the Board, the Statisti- 
cal Clerk, and the Inspector of Almshouses ; it is as follows : — 

Mejst. — Clerks : first five years of service, $800 ; second five 
years, $1,000; thereafter, $1,200. Visitors: first five years, 
$1,000 ; second five years, $1,200 ; thereafter, $1,400. Trans- 
portation officers : first five years, $700 ; second five years, $900 ; 
thereafter, $1,100; Medical visitors of State Adult Poor: first 
five years, $1,200 ; second five years, $1,500 ; thereafter, $1,800. 
Medical visitor of infants : first five years, $1,200 ; second five 
years, $1,350; thereafter, $1,500. Visitor of infants: first five 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOARD. 



91 



years, $1,100; second five years, $1,300; thereafter, $1,500. 
Assistant visitors : first five years, $400 ; second five years, 
$600; thereafter, $800. Messengers: first two years, $250; 
second two years, $300 ; thereafter, $400. 

Women. — Clerks, visitors, and transportation officers : first 
five years, $600; second five years, $700; thereafter, $800. 
Accountants, certified stenographers, assistant to Clerk of the 
Board, and inspector of infant boarding-houses : first five years, 
$700; second ^ve years, $800; thereafter, $900. Settlement 
clerks : first five years, $800 ; second five years, $900 ; there- 
after, $1,000. Visitor-at-large of girls in free homes: first five 
years, $1,000; second five years, $1,200; thereafter, $1,400. 
Visitor-at-large of boarded children : first five years, $800 ; 
second five years, $950 ; thereafter, $1,100. 



CENTRAL OFFICE 

John D. Wells, Clerk of the Board . 
Henry C. Prentiss, M.D., Statistical Clerk 
Louise S. Kolb, Assistant .... 
Susie O'Loughlin, Clerk . 
William G. Kclley, Messenger . 



$ 2,700 00 

1,800 00 

800 00 

700 00 

250 00 



Total 



,250 00 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Joshua F. Lewis, M.D., Superintendent . 



$3,000 00 



Sub-division of In-door Poor 
Frank W. Goodhue, Deputy Superintendent 
Henry II. Fairbanks, Clerk 
Thomas M. Doane, Transportation Officer, 
Edward F. Morgan, Visitor 
Berndt F. Heurlin, Visitor 
John W. Henderson, Clerk 
William Hopewell, Inspector of Almshouses 
Harry G. Taft, Transportation Officer 
George S. Dubois, TransporUdion Officer 
Annette E. Barnes, Stenographer 
Elizabeth C. Finney, Transportation Officer 

Amount carried forward . 









2,000 00 








1,200 00 








1,100 00 








1,400 CO 








1,200 00 








800 00 








1,000 00 








900 00 








700 00 








900 00 








700 00 




$11,900 00 



92 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Amount brought forward 



14,900 00 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor 
George B Tufts, Deputy Superintendent 
Willard D. Tripp, Visitor .... 
William J. Hinchcliffe, Visitor . 
Harry H. Pray, Visitor .... 



Hubert O. Moore, Visitor . . . . 
Louis R Lipp, Visitor .... 
William Healey, Visitor .... 
Joseph W. Proctor, M.D., Medical Visitor 
Edward Hitchcock, Jr., Medical Visitor . 
William W. Henderson, Assistant Visitor 
Robina A. Morison, Accountant 
Annie A. McBride, Settlement Clerk 
Emma T. Cornish, Clerk . 
Justine D. Ferris, Clerk . 



Henry A. Mclntire, Messenger 
Total 



2,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,200 00 


400 00 


900 00 


900 00 


800 00 


700 00 



250 00 



$31,150 00 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 

William P. Derby, M.D , Superintendent . 



$3,000 00 



Sub-division, Children. 

Bertha W. Jacobs, Deputy Superintendent .... 1,750 00 

Frederick G. Southmayd, Visitor 1,400 00 

Thomas P. Bagley, Visitor . 1,400 00 

Nathan Coe, Visitor 1,400 00 

David Walker, Visitor 1,400 00 

G. Frederic Davis, Visitor 1,400 00 

Edward W. Bowker, Visitor 1,400 00 

Henry L. Gardner, Visitor 1,400 00 

William W. Foster, Visitor 1,400 00 

Albert A. Carlton, Visitor 1,400 00 

Arthur E Newcomb, Visitor 1,000 00 

Joseph P. Mclntire, Visitor 1,000 00 

Mary S. Beale, Visitor-at-large of Girls in Free Homes , . 1,400 00 

Lucy B. Hancock, Visilor-at-large of Boarded Children . . 1,100 00 

E. Mabel Tyler, Visitor 800 00 

Lilla D. Baker, Clerk 800 00 

Alice A. Page, Accountant 900 00 

Emma W. Kelley, Accountant 800 00 

Florence Faden, Visitor 700 00 

Mary F. Mooney, Visitor 700 00 

Amount carried forward $26,550 00 



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93 



Amount brought forward 

Mary E. Weston, Clerk 

Geraldine S. Jones, Visitor 

Mary R. Cady, Clerk 

Jennie L. Harris, Visitor . 

Florenee M. Carpenter, Visitor 

Catherine E.Smith, Visitor 

Edith T. Bisbee, Visitor . 

Eliza M. Smith, Visitor 

Mary T. Dwyer, Visitor . 

Margaret G. Lynch, Stenographer 

Winifred A. Keneran, Visitor 

Emily F. Brennan, Visitor . 

Ethel S. Broeklebank, Assistant Clerk 



$26,550 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


600 00 


6> 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


400 00 



Sub-division, Infants. 

Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., Deputy Superintendent . . . 1,750 00 

Edwin F. Cummings, M.D., Medical Visitor .... 1,500 00 

Frederick A. Burt, Visitor of Infards 1,500 00 

Annie F. Merrill, Accountant 900 00 

Georgiana C. Faden, Clerk 800 00 

Catherine A. Chisholm, Inspector of Infant Boarding-houses . 800 00 

Isabella S. Cragin, Cler k 600 00 

Mary E. Cochrane, Clerk ......... 600 00 

Ruth Lissner, Visitor 600 00 

Joseph W. Grautstuck, Messenger 300 00 

Total $44,300 00 

Aggregate salaries $81,700 00 



Under the graded system, salaries will be increased during 
the remainder of the fiscal year as follows: William G. Kelley. 
July 6, to $300; Justine D. Ferris, July 15, to $800; Florence 
Faden, July 19, to $800. 

The Almshouse Visitors now in office are as follows: Mary 
Belle Bailey, Lancaster; Maud Bailey, Lynn ; Xellie E. Barren. 
Worcester; Mrs. Charles E. Batchellor, North Brook Held : Mrs. 
Charles I. Bliss. Bingham ; Florence E. W. Bliss, Worcester; 
Xellie A. Blunt, Milford; Xellie C. Boutwell, Maiden; Air-. 
William Bray, Georgetown; Josephine S. Brook-. Nantucket; 
M. Leontiene Buck, Wilmington; Alice Bvington, Stockbridge ; 
Mrs. Gilbert J. Cartel-. Clinton; Florence E. Chase, Sturbridge; 



1)4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Mary Cummings Clark, Winchendon ; Mrs. Eli Converse, West 
Brookfield; Ruth S. Conwell, Provincetown ; Mrs. Alvah 
Crocker, Fitchburg; Elizabeth LeB. Crockett, Boston; Mrs. 
Levi Currier, Amesbury; Mary E. Curtis, Norwell; Clara E. 
Davis, Hudson; Louise G. De Long, Medford; Anna W. Dev- 
ereaux, Lowell; Mrs. William T. Dudley, Wayland; Anna T. 
Dyer, South Braintree; Mary V. Esterbrook, Lunenburg; Mrs. 
Joseph Evans, Salem; Edith G. Fabens, Marblehead; Georgia 
E. Fairfield, Fairhaven; Lizzie C. Flavell, Marshfield; Mrs. 
Daniel F. Flynn, Kandolph; Harriet J. Freeman, Westfield; 
Lelia F. French, Gloucester; Annie P. Furber, Sharon; Mrs. 
Ferdinand C. Gammons, Bridgewater; Etta H. Glidden, 
Charlestown; Mrs. H. M. Goddard, Millbury; Mrs. Thomas 
Gogin, Melrose; Louise G. Hallett, Yarmouthport ; Helen A. 
Hanscom, Haverhill ; Helen E. Hartwell, Ayer ; W. Anna Heck- 
man, Weymouth; Mabel W. Hitchings, Saugus; Carrie E. 
Holton, Westborough; Lena I. Hoyt, Brockton; Florence W. 
Hutchinson, Pepperell; Mrs. Elbridge K. Jackson, Gardner; 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Shutesbury; Elizabeth E. Kelley, Fal- 
mouth ; Susan Kennedy, Milton ; A. Jeannette Kilbon, Lee ; 
Lida A. Kimball, North Adams ; Mrs. Irving W. Kingman, 
South Hanover ; Fanny E. Lane, Weston ; Mary H. Lane, Had- 
ley ; Mary A. Leeds, Woburn ; Anna S. LeLacheur, West 
Bridgewater; Helen B. Lincoln, Worcester; Rebecca M. Lin- 
coln, Brimfield; Mrs. M. D. S. Longley, Belchertown; Mrs. A. 
X. Lyman, Montague; Alice Haynes Marsh, Quincy; Lois A. 
Mason, Winchendon; Adeline May, Leicester; Effie A. Merrill, 
Peabody; Abbie E. Merritt, Ashburnham; Ella B. Miller, 
Leominster; Mrs. Charles 1ST. Morse, Foxborough; Minna R. 
Mulligan, Natick; Harriet E. Noyes, Ipswich; Charlotte Par- 
sons, Mattapoisett ; Mrs. John D. Pierce, Greenfield; Mrs. 
Marble Putnam, Sutton; Hattie H. Bobbins, Lee; Ellen Rob- 
erts, Medfield ; Mary C. Rogers, Canton ; Mrs. Henry C. Rolfe, 
Concord; Helen Russell, Plymouth; Mrs. Mary C. Shatswell, 
Dedham ; Mary H. Sherman, Brookfield ; Winifred B. Simonds, 
Bedford; Mrs. Austin E. Smith, Springfield; May Knight 
Southwell, Somerville ; Grace A. Spaulding, Lexington ; Myrtie 
Spooner, North Easton ; M. Elizabeth Stebbins, Deerfield ; 
Fanny C. Stone, Newburyport ; Mary C. Sweet, Lawrence; 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 95 

Mrs. W. P. Taylor, Ashfield; Helen B. Thompson, Reading; 
Leda J. Thompson, North Attleborough ; Fanny Thrasher, 
Greenwich; Mrs. L. H. Tourtellotte, Marlborough; Ellen H. 
Underwood, South Dennis ; Miss C. B. Warren, Plymouth ; 
Mary J. Wheeler, Athol; Abbie M. White, Grafton; Mrs. E. 
M. White, Framingham; Mrs. B. Hartley Williams, Amherst; 
Adeline V. Wood, Middleborough. 

The Auxiliary Visitors now in office are as follows : Mary 
L. Allaire, Hatfield; Susan M. Barrus, Williamsburg; Mary 
W. Bartol, Lancaster; Fannie A. Billings, Lowell; Martha B. 
Bishop, North Brookfield; Luann L. Brackett, Old Orchard, 
Me. ; Alice T. S. Brewster, Pittsfield ; Elizabeth R. Bridgman, 
Belchertown ; Mary E. Brown, West Roxbury ; Sarah Alden 
Burt, West Tisbury ; Ellen T. A. Callahan, Worcester ; Gertrude 
E. Canedy, Shelburne Falls : Anne M. Chapin, Springfield ; 
Helen B. Chapman, Needham; Lucy S. Copeland, Mansfield; 
Margaret Costello, Franklin; Florence S. A. Davis, Quincy; 
Hattie C. Emmons, Blandford; Myrabel G. Fiske, Greenfield; 
Harriet J. Freeman, Westfield; M. Clara Gale, Brattleboro, 
Vt. ; Elvira M. Gorham, Bellows Falls, Vt. ; Ellen M. Hart- 
well, Littleton; Marietta B. Hawes, Attleborough; Mary A. 
Hayden, Athol; Lucy A. Hitchcock, Palmer; Kate R. Holton, 
Waverley; Florence W. Hutchinson, Pepperell; May Jellison, 
Lynn ; Leura E. Jenkins, Barre ; Elizabeth E. Kelley, Falmouth ; 
Amanda T. C. King, Thomsonville, Conn.; Mary Kingsley, 
Northampton-; Beatrice Kluhn, Mill River; Sara G. Knight, 
Worcester; Lois A. Mason, Winchendon; Mary C. Metcalf, 
East Walpole; Esther C. Morse, South Lancaster; Mildred 
Morse, Clinton; Elizabeth H. Morton, Springfield; Eunice J. 
Morton, Hatfield; Mary K. Morton, Llatfield ; Mary Lawler 
Murphy, Boston ; Harriet E. Noyes, Ipswich ; Amelia S. Phelps, 
Wilbraham ; Elizabeth Whittier Potter, Haverhill ; S. Ellen 
Robertson, Chicopee : Mary C. Rogers, Canton; Alice L. Ropes, 
Cambridge; Flora A. Rose, Granville; Helen Russell, Plym- 
outh; Delia A. Ryan, Athol Centre; Annie E. Smith, Newton 
Highlands; Caroline Stavers, Taunton; Mary P. Townsley, 
Springfield; Bertha L. Turner, Watertown; Ellen IT. Under- 
wood, South Dennis; Mary E. Veber, Charlemont; Alice E. 
Wetherbee, Fall River; Abbie M. White, Farnumsville ; Knnna 



96 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

S. White, Springfield; Harriet R. Wiley, Welhieet; Harriet 
J. Williams, Wellfleet; Adeline V. Wood, Middleborough ; Car- 
rie T. Wright, South Hadley. 

The Probation Visitors now in office are as follows: Prank 
W. Amazeen, Haverhill; Daniel W. Bates, Westfield; William 
H. Bayley, Newburyport ; Rev. George P. Beecher, Worcester; 
Michael Bergin, Waltham; Cornelius Buckley, Natick; James 
A. Burgess, Middleborough; John Butler, Lynn; James T. 
Carroll, South Boston; Rev. Clark Carter, Lawrence; Calvin 
H. Clark, Medford; Chester L. Clark, Milford; W. W. Con- 
verse, Palmer; William P. Dineen, North Adams; George H. 
Eddy, Pall River; Joseph M. Pitzgerald, Pittsfield; William 
A. Flaherty, Somerville; Francis Flood, Taunton; Edwin M. 
Fowle, West Newton ; Rev. John M. Gallagher, North Andover ; 
P. J. Greene, Boston; Edward A. Hall, Springfield; Timothy 
J. Harris, Marlborough; Rev. Silvanns Hayward, D.D., South- 
bridge; Rev. J. J. Healy, Gloucester; Richard C. Humphreys, 
Dorchester ; D. B. Ingalls, M.D., Clinton ; J. J. Keppel, Boston ; 
Rev. Reuben Kidner, Boston ; Joseph H. Ladcl, South Fram- 
ingham; M. B. Lamb, Worcester; Rev. Oscar Lindegren, East 
Boston ; Joseph P. Love, Webster ; Thomas J. McEneaney, Law- 
rence; James McNulty, Boston; Rev. William G. Mullin, 
Lowell; Edwin Mulready, Rockland; Aden P. Murphy, Wo- 
burn; Rev. Michael J. O'Connor, Stoneham; Rev. James 
O'Doherty, Haverhill ; Rev. John J. O'Keefe, Clinton ; William 
H. O'Neil, Salem; Thomas S. O'Toole, Roxbury; Chester D. 
Parsons, Shirley; Moses J. Perrault, Fitchburg; Arthur D. 
Perry, Dorchester ; John J. Raleigh, Northampton ; Herman 
T. Regnell, Attleborough ; Lyman H. Richards, Maiden; Fred- 
erick W. Robinson, Boston; Rev. E. H. Roper, Gloucester; 
Thomas B. Rounds, Somerset; Rev. William Schinnick, Mar- 
blehead ; John F. Stapleton, Holyoke ; D. W. Stowell, Hunting- 
ton; Stephen P. Streeter, Worcester; Rev. John W. Suter, 
Winchester; Michael Sweeney, Fall River; A. Tilley, New 
Bedford; John W. Trehy, Chicopee; John H. Walker, Cam- 
bridge ; George M. Whipple, Salem ; Arthur A. Wordell, Brook- 
line; Rev. George C. Wright, Lowell. 



Fart I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 97 



By-laws of the Boakd. 

1. The Board shall, at its regular meeting in June each year, 
elect. by ballot a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall each 
hold office for one year, or until his successor shall have been 
chosen. Any vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice-Chairman, 
during the year for which he may be elected, shall be filled by 
ballot. In the absence or disability of the Chairman or Vice- 
Chairman, a Chairman pro tempore may be chosen as the Board 
may determine. 

2. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first 
Friday of each month in the rooms of the Board at the State 
House, at two and one-half o'clock in the afternoon, or at such 
other place and hour as the Board may from time to time direct. 
Special meetings may be called by the Chairman, or, in his absence, 
by the Vice-Chairman, at such time and place as may be most 
convenient for the members of the Board; and in notifying such 
meetings the Clerk shall specify the subjects to be considered. 
Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

3. The Committees of the Board shall be: (1) a Committee on 
State Adult Poor, to consist of four members; (2) a Committee 
on State Minor Wards, to consist of five members; (3) a Com- 
mittee of General Visitation and Inspection, to consist of three 
members; (4) a Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, to con- 
sist of four members; (5) a Committee on Finance, to consist of 
three members: — all to be appointed by the Chairman; (6) an 
Executive Committee, to consist of the Chairman, the Vice-Chair- 
man, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. The 
Chairman of the Board shall be, ex officio, an additional member 
of each of the Standing Committees. The Committee on State 
Adult Poor and the Committee on State Minor Wards shall sever- 
ally hold meetings immediately before the monthly meetings of 
the Board, for the purpose of considering the reports of the Super- 
intendents of Divisions, and preparing recommendations for the 
Board. The Committee of General Visitation and Inspection shall 
make monthly reports to the Board. The Committee on Inspection 
of Almshouses shall superintend and direct the visitation and 
inspection of city and town almshouses, and shall make monthly 
reports to the Board. The Committee on Finance shall have 
general supervision of the expenditures of the Board under the 
several annual appropriations. The Executive Committee shall act 
for the Board in the intervals betweeD its meetings, whenever 
immediate action is demanded : Buch action shall be reported at the 
next regular meeting of the Board, and, if no objection is made, 
shall be regarded as ilw will of ilic Board. 



98 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

4. There shall be a Clerk of the Board, to be elected by ballot 
at the regular meeting in June in each year, who shall be present 
at the meetings of the Board and of the Executive Committee, 
and keep a record of all transactions; shall receive and disburse 
all money; shall have custody of the Board's records, files, and all 
funds that may come to the Board or its wards.; shall audit all 
bills, and render a monthly account of his audits; and shall per- 
form such other duties as may be required of him, including sta- 
tistical work not otherwise provided for. He shall be subject to 
the supervision of the Executive Committee. He shall give a bond 
to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth in the sum of four thousand 
dollars, with sufficient sureties, for the faithful performance of his 
duties. He shall also act as clerk of the Committee on State 
Adult Poor. 

5. There shall be a Superintendent of State Adult Poor, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to sane inmates of the State Hospital 
and the State Farm, the sick State Poor, those ill of dangerous dis- 
eases, and those receiving temporary relief. He shall also make 
all necessary examinations and investigations regarding the settle- 
ment of all sane persons receiving public aid. He shall report to 
the Board, from time to time, for transmission to the State Board 
of Insanit} r , the names and histories of all unsettled inmates of the 
Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and inebriates, the Mas- 
sachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School 
for the Feeble-minded. He shall make monthly visits to the State 
Hospital and the State Farm, and quarterly visits to the State Sana- 
torium, and report upon their condition. His reports shall be 
made monthly, and he shall also annually, on or before December 
15, furnish a summary of his work for the preceding fiscal year. 
He shall certify monthly to the Superintendents of the Massachu- 
setts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, the Massachusetts 
Hospital for Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-minded, the amounts due from cities, towns, and individuals 
for the support of inmates of the above-named institutions; and 
shall perform such other duties as may be required of him. There 
shall be two Deputy Superintendents, who shall be under the 
direction of the Superintendent and who shall have charge re- 
spectively of the work relating to the in-door and the out-door poor. 

6. There shall be a Superintendent of State Minor Wards, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to neglected and dependent children and 
juvenile offenders, and shall provide for the placing and visitation 
of all such children. Monthly visits shall be made under his direc- 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 99 

tion to the Lyman School for Boys and the State Industrial School 
for Girls, with reports upon their condition. He shall make semi- 
annual visits to the county truant schools, and report upon their 
condition. His reports shall be made monthly, and he shall annu- 
ally, on or before December 15, furnish a summary of his work for 
the preceding fiscal year, and shall perform such other duties as may 
be required of him. There shall be two Deputy Superintendents, 
who shall be under the direction of the Superintendent, and who 
shall have charge respectively of the children over three years of 
age and of the infants. 

?. All officers elected by ballot, and all agents and other em- 
ployees appointed by the Board, shall hold office during the pleas- 
ure of the Board. 

8. These by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
full Board, at any regular meeting, after previous notice of the 
change that is desired in the same by any member has been mailed 
to each member by the Clerk, three days, at least, before any vote 
shall be taken by the Board to make the proposed change. 

New Legislation. 
The following Acts were passed by the Legislature of 
1906. 

[Acts of 1906, Chapter 341.] 

An Act to provide for correspondence by letter between the 
state board of charity and inmates of institutions under 
its supervision. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

All inmates of any institution under the supervision of the state 
board of charity shall be allowed, subject to the regulations of the 
board, to write freely to the board, and letters so written shall be 
forwarded, unopened, by the superintendent or person in charge 
of the institution to said board for such disposition as it shall 
consider right, and the board may send any letters or other com- 
munications to any inmates of any such institution whenever it may 
consider it proper so to do. Approved April SO, 1906. 

[Acts of 190fi, Chapter 380.] 

An Act to provide for the commitment of ii lbitual tbuan ra, 

HABITUAL ABSENTEES AND HABITUAL SCHOOL OFFENDERS. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Habitual truants, habitual absentees and habitual 
school offenders shall be committed to truant schools, howi 
named, for the instruction and training of children, and now 



100 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 

provided for by the several counties, and not to any other institution 
or place. 

Section 2. This act shall not apply to the Plummer Farm 
School of Reform for Boys, at Winter island in Salem. 

Section 3. So much of any act as is inconsistent herewith is 
hereby repealed. Approved May 12, 1906. 

[Acts of 1906, Chapter 407.] 

An Act to authorize the treasurer and receiver general to 

receive and invest the trust funds of the trustees of the 

lyman and industrial schools. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The treasurer and receiver general is hereby author- 
ized to receive from the treasurer of the trustees of the Lyman and 
industrial schools the principal of the various trust funds now held 
by, or hereafter conveyed or bequeathed to the said trustees for the 
use of any institution of which the said board is or shall be trustees, 
and upon the request of said trustees he shall expend the income 
of all such funds, and such part of the principal as may be subject 
to the control of said trustees, in such manner as the trustees may 
direct, subject to any condition affecting the administration thereof. 
The said funds shall always be invested safely by the treasurer and 
receiver general, and he shall be held responsible for the faithful 
management of the same, in the same manner as for other funds 
held by him in his official capacity. 

Section 2. The treasurer and receiver general is hereby author- 
ized to receive and hold said trust funds in the form in which the 
same are now invested, and with the approval of the governor and 
council he may sell from time to time such of the securities as 
he may deem it best to sell, reinvesting the proceeds in securities 
which are legal investments for the sinking funds of the Common- 
wealth. 

Section 3. Bills for the expenditure of the income or any 
portion of the principal thereof, as provided for by the various 
trusts, and requests for payments thereof, shall be filed with the 
auditor of the Commonwealth, who shall certify the same to the 
governor and council in accordance with existing laws. 

Section 4. All such trust funds now existing shall be paid over 
by the said trustees to the treasurer and receiver-general on or before 
the first day of June in the year nineteen hundred and six. 

Section 5. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved May 21, 1906. 



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[Acts of 1906, Chapter 413.] 

An Act relative to delinquent children. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The word " court," whenever used in this act, shall 
be construed to mean a police, district or municipal court, or a 
trial justice. 

The words " probation officer " shall be construed to mean a pro- 
bation officer or assistant probation officer of the court having 
jurisdiction of the pending case. 

The term " delinquent child " shall be construed to mean any 
boy or girl between the ages of seven and seventeen years, who 
violates any city ordinance or town by-law, or commits an offence 
not punishable by death or by imprisonment for life. 

The words " wayward child " shall be construed to mean a boy 
or girl between seven and seventeen years of age who habitually 
associates with vicious or immoral persons, or who is growing up 
in circumstances exposing him or her to lead an immoral, vicious 
or criminal life. 

Section 2. This act shall be liberally construed to the end that 
the care, custody and discipline of the children brought before the 
court shall approximate as nearly as possible that which they should 
receive from their parents, and that, as far as practicable, they shall 
be treated, not as criminals, but as children in need of aid, en- 
couragement and guidance. Proceedings against children under 
this act shall not be deemed to be criminal proceedings. 

Section 3. If complaint is made to any court that a boy or girl 
between the ages of seven and seventeen years is a wayward child 
or a delinquent child, said court shall examine on oath the com- 
plainant and the witnesses, if any, produced by him, and shall reduce 
the complaint to writing, and cause it to be subscribed by the 
complainant. 

If said child is under fourteen years of age, said court shall first 
issue a summons requiring it to appear before such court at the time 
and place named therein, and such summons shall be issued in all 
other cases, instead of a warrant, unless, in the judgment of the 
court, there is reason to believe that he or she will not appear upon 
a summons, in which case, or in any case in which a child has been 
summoned as aforesaid and did not appear, said court may issue 
a warrant reciting the substance of the complaint, and requiring 
the officer to whom it is directed forthwith In take such child and 
bring i( before said court to be dealt with according to law, and to 
summon such witnesses as shall he named therein to appear and 
give evidence at the examination. 

A child under fourteen years of age shall not he committed to a 



102 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

lock-up, police station or house of detention, to a jail or house of 
correction, to the state farm, or the house of correction at Deer 
island in the city of Boston, pending an examination, in default of 
bail, or for the non-payment of a fine, except as provided in sec- 
tions five and nine, or upon conviction of any offence not punishable 
by death or imprisonment for life: provided, that a boy twelve 
years of age or over, arrested in the act of violating a law of the 
Commonwealth, or on a warrant, may, in the discretion of the 
arresting officer, be committed to a lock-up, police station or house 
of detention. 

Whenever a child under seventeen years of age has been com- 
mitted to a lock-up, police station or house of detention the proba- 
tion officer and at least one of its parents, and, if there is no parent, 
then the person with whom such child resides, shall be notified at 
once of said commitment. The officer of the place of custody in 
which such child is confined, on the written request of the probation 
officer, shall release such child to him, unless the officer who made 
the commitment shall make a written request for his detention. 
Said probation officer shall notify such child of the time and place 
of the hearing of its case. 

Section 4. If a boy or girl is brought before such court upon 
a warrant, or has been summoned to appear, as provided in the 
preceding section, a summons shall be issued to at least one of 
its parents, if either of them is known to reside within the city or 
town where such child was found, and, if there is no such parent, 
then to its lawful guardian, if there is one known to be so resident, 
and if not, then to the person with whom such child resides, if 
known. Said summons shall require the person upon whom it is 
served to appear at a time and place stated therein, and show cause 
why such boy or girl should uot be adjudged a wayward or de- 
linquent child, as the case may be. If there is no such parent, 
guardian or person who can be summoned as aforesaid, the court 
may appoint a suitable person to act in behalf of such child. 

If such child is summoned, the time for appearance fixed in the 
summons to a parent, guardian or other person, as herein provided, 
shall, when practicable, be the same as that fixed for the appear- 
ance of said child. 

A summons required by this act, unless service thereof is waived 
in writing, shall be served by a constable or police officer, by de- 
livering it personally to the person to whom it is addressed, or by 
leaving it with a person of proper age to receive the same, at the 
place of residence or business of such person; and said constable 
or officer shall immediately make return to the court of the time 
and manner of the service. 

If the court shall be of opinion that the interests of an alleged 
wayward or delinquent child require the attendance, at any pro- 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 103 

ceedings, of an agent of the state board of charity, and shall request 
such attendance, of said board, an agent thereof shall attend such 
proceedings, to protect the interests of said child. 

Section 5. Bearings upon cases arising under this act may be 
adjourned from time to time. A child that has been adjudged 
by the court a wayward or delinquent child may appeal to the 
superior court, and such child shall, at the time of such adjudica- 
tion, be notified of its right to appeal. The appeal, if taken, shall 
be entered, tried and determined in like manner as appeals from 
trial justices in criminal cases. The provisions of section thirty- 
four of chapter two hundred and seventeen, and of section twenty- 
two of chapter two hundred and nineteen of the Revised Laws, 
relative to recognizances in cases continued or appealed, shall be 
applicable in cases arising under this act. 

A child under fourteen years of age, who has been held for ex- 
amination or trial, or to prosecute an appeal to the superior court, 
if unable to furnish bail, shall be committed to the care of the 
state board of charity or of a probation officer. The person to 
whose care it is so committed shall provide for its safe keeping and 
for its appearance at its examination or trial, or at the prosecution 
of its appeal. 

A child fourteen or more years of age, so held, if unable to 
furnish bail shall be so committed to a probation officer, unless 
the court, upon immediate inquiry, shall be of opinion that, if so 
committed, such child will not appear at such examination or trial, 
in which case said child may be committed to jail. 

Said probation officer shall have all the authority, rights and 

powers, in relation to a child committed to his care under this 

ion, and in relation to a child released to him, as provided in 

section three, which he would have if lie were surety upon the 

recognizance of such a child. 

Section 6. Courts shall designate suitable times for the hearing 
of cases of juvenile offenders, and wayward or delinquent children, 
which shall be called the session for children, for which a separate 
docket and record shall be kept. Said session shall be separate 
from that for the trial of criminal cases, and as far as practicable 
shall be held in rooms not used for such trials. No minor shall 
be allowed to be present at any such hearing unless his presence 
is necessary, either as a party or as a witness, or, in the opinion of 
the court, in the interests of justice. 

Section 1. Every case of a wayward child or a delinquent child 
shall he investigated by the probation officer, who shall make a 
report regarding the character of such child, his school record. 
home, his surroundings and the previous complaints against him. if 
any. He Bhall 1 > < - present in court at the trial of the case, ami 
furnish the court with such in formal ion and assistance Bfl shall 



104 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

be required. At the end of the probation period of a child that 
has been placed on probation, the officer in whose care it has been 
shall make a report as to its conduct during such period. 

Section 8. At the hearing of a complaint against a child the 
court shall examine such child, and any witnesses that appear, and 
take such testimony relative to the case as shall be produced. If 
the allegations against a child are proved, it may be adjudged a 
wayward or delinquent child, as the case may be. 

If a child is adjudged a wayward child, the court may place it 
in the care of a probation officer for such time and upon such condi- 
tions as may seem proper, or may deal with it in the manner 
provided by law for the disposal of the case of a neglected child. 

If a child is adjudged a delinquent child, the court may place 
the case on file, or may place the child in the care of a probation 
officer for such time and on such conditions as may seem proper. 
If it is alleged in the complaint upon which the child is so 
adjudged, that a law of the Commonwealth has been violated, the 
court may, with the consent of the state board of charity, authorize 
said board to take and indenture such child, or place it in charge of 
any person, and if at any time thereafter such child proves un- 
manageable, to commit such child, if a boy under fifteen years of 
age, to the Lyman school for boys, or if a girl under seventeen 
years of age, to the state industrial school for girls, until such 
child attains the age of twenty-one years. Said board may provide 
for the maintenance, in whole or in part, of any child so indentured 
or placed in charge of any person. 

The court shall also have power to commit such delinquent child 
to any institution to which it might be committed upon a conviction 
for such violation of law, excepting a jail or house of correction, 
and all laws applicable to a boy or girl committed upon such a 
conviction shall apply to a delinquent child committed under this 
section. 

Section 9. If a child has been placed in care of a probation 
officer, as provided in this act, said officer, at any time before the 
final disposition of the case, may arrest such child without a warrant 
and take him before the court, or the court may issue a warrant for 
his arrest. When such child is before the court, it may make any 
disposition of the case which ii might have made before said child 
was placed on probation, or may continue or extend the period of 
probation. 

If the court shall find that such child lias violated the conditions 
of its probation, it may impose a fine, not exceeding five dollars, 
and if the fine is not paid at once, in whole or in part, may order 
that said child stand committed to a jail until the same is paid, 
but not exceeding five days. Said court shall suspend the execution 
of said order and continue the probation for such time as ii shall 



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fix, unless in the opinion of the court such child will default. 
Said line may be paid to the probation officer, whereupon the order 
for commitment shall be void. If at the end of the period of such 
suspension the probation officer shall report that said fine is unpaid, 
the court may extend such period, or place the case on file, or 
revoke the suspension of the execution of the order of commitment. 
If the fine, or any part thereof, is paid to the probation officer, 
he shall give a receipt therefor, shall keep a record of the payment, 
shall pay the same to the clerk of the court at its next session, 
and shall keep on file the clerk's receipt therefor. 

Section" 10. A disposition of any child under this act, or 
any evidence given in such case, shall not, in any proceeding, in any 
court, be lawful or proper evidence against such child for any 
purpose, excepting in subsequent criminal proceedings, or sub- 
sequent cases of delinquency or waywardness against the same 
child. 

Section 11. If it shall be alleged in a complaint made under 
this act that a boy or girl has committed an offence against a law 
of the Commonwealth, or has violated a city ordinance or town 
by-law, and the court shall be of opinion that his or her welfare, 
and the interests of the public, require that he or she should be 
tried for said offence or violation, instead of being dealt with as a 
delinquent child, the court may, after a hearing on said complaint, 
order that it be dismissed. Criminal proceedings shall not be 
begun against any child between the ages of seven and fourteen, 
except for an offence punishable by death or imprisonment for life, 
unless proceedings against it as a delinquent child have been begun 
and dismissed as aforesaid. 

Section 12. If, in adjudging a person to be a delinquent child, 
the court shall find, as an element of such delinquency, that he has 
committed an act involving liability in a civil action, and such 
delinquent child shall be placed on probation, as herein provided, 
the court may require, as a condition thereof, that he shall make 
restitution or reparation to the injured person, to such an extent 
and in such, sum as the court shall determine. If the payment is 
not made at once it shall be made to the probation officer, who 
shall give a receipt therefor, shall keep a record of the payment, 
shall pay the money to said injured person, and keep on file his 
receipt therefor. 

Section 13. If a boy or girl is adjudged to be a wayward child 
or a delinquent child, as defined by this act. a parent of such 
child who is found to have been responsible for such waywardness 
or delinquency, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty 
dollars, or by imprisonmenl in jail for not more than six months. 

Section 14. The state board of charity shall have authority to 
supervise the probation work for wayward and delinquent children, 



106 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and to make such inquiries as it considers necessary in regard to 
the same, and in its annual report may make such recommendations 
as it considers advisable for the improvement of methods of dealing 
with such children. 

Section 15. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. 

Section 16. This act shall take effect on the first day of Sep- 
tember in the year nineteen hundred and six. 

Approved May 2Jf, 1906. 

[Acts of 1<K)6, Chapter 489.] 

Ax Act to establish the boston juvenile court. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A court is hereby established in the city of Boston, 
to be known as the Boston Juvenile Court. 

Section 2. Said court shall consist of one justice and two 
special justices, who shall be appointed by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council. There shall be a clerk of said 
court who shall also be appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, for a term of five }^ears. In case 
of the absence, death or removal of the clerk, the court may appoint 
a clerk pro tempore, who shall act until the clerk resumes his 
duties, or until the vacancy is filled. The said court shall have a 
proper seal, and all processes issuing therefrom shall be under 
the seal of the court, shall be signed by the clerk, and shall bear 
the teste of the justice of the court, unless his office is vacant, in 
which case it shall bear the teste of a special justice of the court. 

Section 3. The justice of the said court shall be paid a salary 
of three thousand dollars per annum. The special justices shall be 
paid for each day's actual service at the same rate as the rate by the 
day of the salary of the justice of the court; but compensation for 
services in excess of thirty days in any one calendar year shall be 
deducted by the county treasurer from the salary of the justice 
of the court. The clerk shall receive an annual salary of fifteen 
hundred dollars. The said salaries shall be paid by the county of 
Suffolk, in the same manner as the salaries of the justices, special 
justices and clerks of the municipal court of said city are now 
paid. Suitable rooms for the sittings of the court and for the 
officers thereof shall be provided in the Suffolk county court house. 

Section 4. All the jurisdiction, authority and powers vested in 
the municipal court of the city of Boston or the justices thereof, 
or which are conferred upon municipal courts by chapter four 
hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six, which involve the trial, sentencing, commitment or other dis- 
posal of a child under the age of seventeen years, or the receiving 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 107 

of complaints and the issuing of summonses, warrants or other 
processes in relation thereto, or which relate to the care of neglected 
children, under chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and three, and acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto, are hereby transferred to, and vested 
in, the court hereby established, and in the justice and special 
justices thereof; and the said court shall have jurisdiction over 
such other matters as may come before it under this act. All the 
provisions of law which relate to police, district or municipal courts, 
to the justices, special justices and clerks thereof, or to the rights, 
duties and liabilities of parties to proceedings therein, shall, so 
far as they may be appropriate, apply to said court, its justice, 
special justices and clerk, and to the parties to proceedings therein, 
except as herein otherwise provided. The court hereby established 
may continue from time to time the hearing in respect to any child 
given under the provisions of this act, and may commit such child 
to any institution to which a district or municipal court in the 
city of Boston is now, or may hereafter be, authorized to commit 
such child, or may impose any penalty which said courts are au- 
thorized to impose. The court may from time to time make gen- 
eral rules in reference to, and provide forms of, procedure. 

Section 5. So far as possible the court shall hear all cases in 
chambers; and all persons, whose presence, in the opinion of the 
court, is not necessary, shall be excluded from the room. 

Sectiox 6. The justice of the court hereby established shall 
appoint two probation officers, each of whom shall hold office during 
the pleasure of the said justice, and shall have general authority 
to serve such process as may be directed to either of them by the 
court. The provisions of chapter two hundred and seventeen of 
the Revised Laws, and of all other statutes now or hereafter appli- 
cable to probation officers connected with courts in the city of 
Boston, shall, so far as they may be appropriate, apply to said 
probation officers, except as herein otherwise provided. The jus- 
tice may also appoint as many deputy probation officers, without 
salary, as he may deem desirable. They shall assist probation offi- 
cers in such ways as the court may direct in making investigations 
of cases of children against whom complaints have been made, and 
in the care of children who have been placed on probation. 

Section 7. In case a warrant is issued by the court for a child's 
arrest, or in case a child between the ages of Beven and seventeen 
years is arrested without a warrant, as provided by law, in order 
to avoid the incarceration of the child, if practicable, the officer to 
whom said warrant is delivered, or who 1ms arrested the child with- 
out a warrant, as the case may be, maw unless the justice or magis- 
trate of the couri issuing such warrant lias otherwise' directed in 
the warrant, accept the written promise of the parent, guardian or 



108 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

person with whom it is stated that said child resides, or any other 
reputable person, to be responsible for the presence of said child in 
court at the time and place when the child is to appear, and at any 
other time to which the hearing in the case may be continued or 
adjourned by the court. Nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued to prevent the admitting of said child to bail, in accordance 
with sections twenty-nine and thirty of chapter two hundred and 
seventeen of the Revised Laws. 

Section 8. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the 
Boston public schools, and of any teacher therein, and of the per- 
son, society or corporation in charge of any private school, and of 
the teachers therein, to furnish to the said court from time to time 
any information and reports requested by the justice thereof re- 
lating to the attendance, conduct and standing of any pupil under 
his, her or its charge, if said pupil is at the time under the charge 
of the court hereby established. 

Section 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage, so far 
as the appointing, commissioning and qualifying of the justice, 
special justices and clerk of the court hereby established are con- 
cerned; and it shall be in full force and effect, and the authority 
and jurisdiction of the court hereby established and of the probation 
officers thereof shall begin, on the first day of September in the 
year nineteen hundred and six, except that the municipal court of 
the city of Boston shall have power to dispose of all cases of juvenile 
offenders or neglected children which may be pending before it 
when this act takes full effect. Approved June 15, 1906. 

[Acts of 1906, Chapter 501.] 

An Act relative to the support of wives and minor children. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whoever unreasonably neglects to provide for the 
support of his wife or minor child or minor children, or who actually 
abandons his wife or minor child or minor children without ade- 
quate support, or leaves them in danger of becoming a burden upon 
the public, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months. Proof 
of neglect to provide for the support of wife or minor child shall 
be prima facie proof that such neglect is unreasonable. 

Section 2. All fines imposed under the provisions of the fore- 
going section may, in the discretion of the court, be ordered to be 
paid in whole or in part to the wife or to the city, town, corpora- 
tion, society or person actually supporting the wife or minor child 
at the time the sentence is imposed, or to the treasurer of the 



Part I.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 109 

Commonwealth for the use of the state board of charity, if the 
minor child has been committed to said board. 

Section 3. If a person convicted under the provisions of this 
chapter is placed on probation or if his sentence is suspended and 
he is placed on probation under the provisions of chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and five, the court may require, as a condition of such probation, 
in addition to such other conditions as the court may deem proper, 
that such person pay from time to time to the wife, or to the 
probation officer, or to such person as the court may designate, such 
reasonable sum as the court may direct for the support of the wife 
or minor child, and the court may also require as a further condi- 
tion of such probation that such person give a bond, with or 
without sureties, in a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, to 
the justice of said court and his successors that he will make such 
payments. Suit may be brought upon said bond by any person 
authorized by the court, and the proceeds of the suit shall be 
applied to the support of the wife or minor child, as the court 
shall direct. The court may place the case on file on similar condi- 
tions and may take it from the files at any time. The court may 
at any time in its discretion modify and alter the conditions on 
which a person is placed on probation or on which his case is 
placed on file. 

Section 4. The court may order any sums paid under the provi- 
sions of the foregoing section to be paid over in whole or in part to 
the city, town, corporation or society supporting the wife or minor 
child at the time the sentence is imposed, or to the treasurer of 
the Commonwealth, for the use of the state board of charity, when 
the complaint is for neglect to provide for the support of a minor 
child or of minor children who have been committed to the custody 
of said state board. 

Section 5. Complaints under the provisions of this chapter 
may be made by the wife or by any other person to the municipal, 
district or police court or trial justice of the district in which the 
husband and wife or either of them are living or in which they 
last lived together. 

Section 6. The provisions of this act, so far as they are the 
same as those of existing statutes, shall be construed as a continu- 
ation thereof and not as new enactments. 

Approved June 20, 1906. 



110 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Proceedings of the Board. 
The Board here presents a summary of its official proceedings 
from the time of signing the last Annual Report. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, January 5, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Codman, Dr. Hitchcock, 
Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson. 

Reports of Standing Committees; including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, and reports of almshouse visitation, reports of revocation 
of permits to be at liberty from the State Farm and of cases of 
release on probation from the State Farm under the Rules, and 
adoption of recommendations involving action on applications for 
the discharge of inmates of the State Farm and of children in the 
custody of the Board, and petitions for licenses to maintain 
boarding-houses for infants. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing a visit to Miss Devereaux's. 

Appointment of Francis Flood, of Taunton, as probation visitor, 
in place of F. M. Scudder, resigned. 

Appointment of almshouse visitors for the year ending Novem- 
ber 30, 1906. 

Appointment of the Chairman, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, and Mr. Tilley, as a Committee to appear before any Com- 
mittees of the Legislature on matters of concern to the Board. 

Special Meeting, Tuesday, January 30, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Codman, Mr. Adams, Miss 
Curtis, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson. 

Hearing given to citizens of West Roxbury, protesting against 
the establishment of a temporary home for children in a certain 
location in West Roxbury. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, February 2, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Codman, Dr. Hitchcock, 
Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, sli ow- 
ing a visit to Miss Devereaux's. 

Appointment of Stephen P. Streeter, of Worcester, as probation 
visitor. 

Appointment of Joseph P. Mclntire as full visitor of children. 

Resignation of Mrs. Francis C. Barlow as almshouse visitor, and 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. Ill 

appointment of the following almshouse visitors: Mrs. Annie E. 
Sherman, of Westport; Mrs. Adeline V. Wood, of Middleborough ; 
Mrs. Ada W. Tillinsrhast, of New Bedford. 



Special Meeting, Friday, February 16, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Codman, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley. Mr. Johnson. 

Consideration of matters relating to the Massachusetts State 
Sanatorium. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, March 2, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Codman, Dr. Hitchcock, 
Mr. Pratt, Mr. Tiller, Mr. Johnson. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing a visit to Miss Devereaux's. 

Report of the leasing of a house in Wellesley Hills for the pur- 
pose of. a temporary home. 

Appointment of Dr. Edward Hitchcock, Jr., as additional medi- 
cal visitor in the Division of State Adult Poor. 

Voted, That children in the care and custody of the State Board of 
Charity shall not be discharged therefrom, or transferred to either the 
Lyman School or the State Industrial School, except by vote of the 
Committee on State Minor Wards, or, in cases requiring immediate 
action, by order of a member of said Committee ; and all such discharges 
and transfers shall be reported to the Board at its next regular meeting. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, April 6, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Dr. Hitchcock, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley. Mr. Johnson. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the temporary home at Wellesley Hills, Miss Deve- 
reaux's, and the nursery. 

Appointment of John Butler, of Lynn, aa probation visitor. 

Appointment of Mrs. Daniel Flvnn. of Randolph, as almshouse 
visitor. 

Appointment of Ruth Lissner as temporary visitor in the Division 
of State Minor Wards. 

Voted, That the Board's St. Louis Exhibit be loaned to Harvard 
University for the use of the Harvard " Department of Social Ethics." 



112 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, May If, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Dr. Hitchcock, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to Mrs. Fuller's, Miss Devereaux's, and the temporary 
home at Wellesley Hills. 

Resignation of Charles E. Hutchison as probation visitor, and 
appointment of D. Chester Parsons, of Shirley, as probation vis- 
itor. 

Appointment of Mrs. May Jellison, of Lynn, as auxiliary vis- 
itor. 

Appointment of Mrs. Abbie M. White, of Grafton, and Mrs. 
Alfred F. Kelley, of Falmouth, as almshouse visitors. 

Communication from the Government physician of Hawaii, re- 
garding the discovery of the bacillus of leprosy in the mosquito and 
the bed-bug. 

Report of the appointment by the Governor of the following 
persons to represent the Board and the Commonwealth at the 
forthcoming National Conference of Charities and Correction, at 
Philadelphia : — Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson, 
Dr. Crawford, Mr. Hopewell. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, June 1, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson. 

Annual election of officers: Mr. Lincoln elected Chairman, and 
Mr. Pratt, Yice-Chairman ; John D. Wells elected Clerk of the 
Board; Joshua F. Lewis, M.D., Superintendent of State Adult 
Poor; William P. Derby, M.D., Superintendent of State Minor 
Wards. 

Appointment of Standing Committees. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of the resignation of Mrs. Codman and Dr. Hitchcock, 
as members of the Board. 

Report of the Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, 
showing visits to the temporary home at Wellesley Hills, Miss 
Devereaux's, and the nursery. 

Appointment of James McNulty, of Boston, as probation visitor. 

Resignation of S. Belle Atherton, Katherine H. Leonard, and 
Rose C. Paine, as auxiliary visitors, and appointment of Anne M. 
Chapin, of Springfield, as auxiliary visitor. 



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Reappointment of auxiliary visitors for the ensuing year. 

Voted, That the Clerk be instructed to call the attention of the 
Trustees and Superintendents of the institutions concerned to the law 
(Acts of 1906, chapter 341), providing for correspondence by letter 
between the State Board of Charity and inmates of institutions under 
its supervision. 

Voted, That the Clerk be instructed to certify to the Treasurer of 
the Commonwealth the names of the several cities and towns which 
failed to make the annual pauper returns required by section 40 of 
chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, within the month of April, 1906, 
together with the amount of penalty incurred in each instance, under 
the provisions of section 42 of the same chapter. 

Voted, To ask for additional appropriations for salaries and expenses 
in the Division of State Minor Wards, and for the care and maintenance 
of indigent and neglected children and pauper infants. 

Consideration of certain questionable conditions at the Lyman 
School, and the Suffolk County Truant School. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, July 6, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams. Mr. Tilley. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Appointment of William F. Dineen, of North Adams, as proba- 
tion visitor. 

Voted, That the Superintendent of State Adult Poor be instructed 
to make provision for the treatment, by the Pasteur method, of Arthur 
Guyette, a State charge, alleged to have been recently bitten by a mad 
dog in the town of Shelburne, — preferably at the State Hospital. 

Resignation of Mary J. Klocker, as clerk in the Division of 
State Minor Wards. 

Temporary appointments of Isabella S. Cragin, and Minnie G. 
Riley, as clerks in the Division of State Minor Wards, of George 
S. Dubois, as assistant in the Division of State Adult Poor, and of 
Anna T. Mulholland, as clerk in the central office. 

Voted, That the Board subscribe for fifty copies of the Proceedings 
of lli*' las! National Conference of Charities and Correction. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to tlic State Sanatorium, the state Hospital, the Bayerhill 
almshouse, the State Industrial School, and Miss Devereaux's. 



114 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Voted, That the Inspector of Almshouses ' be under the immediate 
direction of the Superintendent of State Adult Poor. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, August 3, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the Lyman School, the State Industrial School, the 
temporary home at Wellesley Hills, Mrs. Gerry's, and the alms- 
houses at Dana, Hardwick, Worcester, and Woburn. 

Appointment of Mary E. Cockrane as clerk in the Division of 
State Minor Wards. 

Adjourned Meeting, Wednesday, August 8, 1906. 
Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky. 

Voted, That Mr. Warren F. Spalding, of Cambridge, be employed 
for a period of three months from August 8, 1906, at a total salary 
of $500, to consult with courts and other persons interested in carrying 
out the provisions of the new law affecting children, — he to be known 
as " Supervisor of Probation Work for Children." 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, September 7, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the Lyman School, the State Industrial School and 
the State Farm. 

Report regarding the application to the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth for a certificate of incorporation of a home for the 
care and support of children, to be known as the Children's In- 
dustrial Christian Home. 

Consideration of certain conditions at the Lyman School. 

Reply to inquiry of Governor regarding health of inmates of the 
State Industrial School, showing the present good condition of 
the teeth of the inmates. 



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Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, October 5, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Miss Curtis, Mr. Tilley, Mr. 
Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the State Hospital, the State Farm, and Penikese 
Hospital. 

Resignation of Mrs. Jesse P. Wheeler, of Milton, as almshouse 
visitor, and appointment of Mrs. Marble Putnam, of Sutton, as 
almshouse visitor. 

Amendment of By-laws of Board. 

Report regarding the application to the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth for a certificate of incorporation of a children's home, 
under the name of Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated. 

Resignation of Mary Agnes Perrault as visitor. 

Communication from Dr. J. F. A. Adams, the newly elected 
chairman of the Trustees of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium, 
announcing that the Trustees had recently "voted to make the 
changes in the management of the institution recommended by the 
State Board of Charity as well as by the Governor, and a committee 
has been appointed to select a Resident Medical Superintendent, 
who shall be the medical and executive head of the institution 
and supersede the visiting physicians." 

Action regarding an exhibit to be prepared on the part of the 
Board for the Jamestown Exposition, to be held in April, 1907. 

Action regarding Annual Report of the Board. 

Investigation of dietary at State Hospital. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, November 2, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Miss Curtis, Mr. Adams. Mr. 
Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Superintendent of State Adult Poor regarding dietary 
at the State Hospital. 

Resignation of Mrs. Lucie A. Guest, of Melrose, as auxiliary 
visitor. 

Appointment of Mrs. Susan Kennedy, of Milton, as almshouse 
visitor. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, that the 

Clerk had been instructed to notify the local authorities, in all 

s where consumptives in almshouses receive no special care 

and treatment, that, in the judgment of the Board, such provision. 



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including separation from the other inmates, is of extreme im- 
portance. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to Walpole and Lawrence County Truant Schools, the 
Newburyport almshouse, the Lyman School, Miss Devereaux's, and 
the temporary home at Wellesley Hills. 

Report of the case of Charles W. Beals, a settled resident of 
Hyde Park, afflicted with leprosy, and now provided for at Gallops 
Island. 

Voted, That Charles A. Colcord, Deputy Superintendent of State 
Adult Poor, who is suffering from long-continued illness, be granted in- 
definite leave of absence, without pay. 



. Adjourned Meeting, Wednesday, November 1, 1906. 
Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis. Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tille} 7 , Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Voted, That Warren F. Spalding be continued in office as Supervisor 
of Probation work for Children until December 31, 1906, for the pur- 
pose of completing his work. 

Adjourned Meeting, Wednesday, November IJf, 1906. 

Members present : Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis. Mr. 
Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Dr. Brackett. 

Appointment of Ruth Lissner to the position of visitor in the 
Sub-division for Infants. 

Superintendents and Deputy Superintendents of Divisions, and 
such of their visiting force as can be spared for the purpose, 
authorized to attend the State Conference of Charities, at Worcester. 

Action on annual estimates for appropriations under the direc- 
tion of the Board. 

Invitation to members of the Board to inspect lands for build- 
ings about to be erected at Canton for the Massachusetts School 
and Home for Crippled and Deformed Children. 

Voted, That the P>oard present, in its Annual Report, a statistical 
statement in accordance with the form advised by the National Con- 
ference of Charities and Correction, and that the Board recommend 
to the Trustees of the several institutions under its supervision that 
they present similar statements. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OE THE BOARD. 117 



Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, December 7, 1906. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Til ley, Mr. Johnson, Dr. Brackett. 

Keports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Appointment of Frank W. Goodhue as Deputy Superintendent 
of State Adult Poor, vice Charles A. Colcord, retired. 

Voted, That changes be made as follows in the Division of State 
Adult Poor, to take effect December 10, 1906 : — John W. Henderson, 
transferred to the clerkship made vacant by the promotion of Frank 
W. Goodhue; George S. Dubois, transferred from his temporary position 
to the position of transportation officer; William W. Henderson, trans- 
ferred to the position of assistant visitor. 

Conference with Trustees of Massachusetts State Sanatorium, at 
their request, regarding the questions of further enlargement of 
the institution, the grouping of cases according to their physical 
condition, and the advisability of appointing a tuberculosis expert 
as Superintendent. 

Resignation of Frances Brewer as auxiliary visitor, and appoint- 
ment of Mrs. Mary Kingsley, of Northampton, as auxiliary vis- 
itor. 

Resignation of Mrs. Retta W. Wetherbee and Mrs. Ada W. 
Tillinghast as almshouse visitors, and reappointment of almshouse 
visitors for the year ending November 30, 1907. 

Provision for the removal of Charles W. Beals, the Hyde Park 
leper, to Penikese Island, to be cared for at the expense of the 
town of Hyde Park, at the rate of $20 a week. 

Tiosignation of Ethel H. Curtice as clerk in the Division of State 
Minor Wards. 

Isabella S. Cragin to be continued in office as clerk in the Division 
of State Minor Wards. 

Certain feeble-minded children in the custody of the Board to 
be reported to the Trustees of the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-Minded, as proper subjects for admission to that institu- 
tion. 

A<1 journal Meeting, Wednesday, December 12, 1906. 
Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mi<s Curtis, Mr. Adams. Mr. 
Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Dr. 'Bracket!. 

Voted, Thai the Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools be 
notified that hereafter, in accordance with the provisions of section 52 
of chapter 86 of (he Revised Laws, they will he expected to send notice 



118 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

to the State Board of Charity of all cases where children are to be 
indentured, adopted or placed by them, accompanied in each case by 
a copy of the report made by their visitor on the prospective home. 

Appointment of Emily F. Brennan as visitor in the Division 
of State Minor Wards. 

Action regarding annual estimates of Trustees of institutions 
under the supervision of the Board. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, January 4, 1907. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Miss Curtis, Mr. Adams, Mr. 
Tilley, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Voted, That the graded system of salaries of employees of the Board 
be amended so as to provide that, on and after January 1, 1907, the 
medical visitors of State Adult Poor shall receive $1,200 for the first 
five years of service, $1,500 for the second five years, and $1,800 there- 
after. 

xAppointment of Louise G. Hallett, of Yarmouth, as almshouse 
visitor. 

Appointment of Ethel S. Brocklebank as assistant clerk in the 
Division of State Minor Wards. 

Appointment of Henry A. Mclntire as messenger in the Division 
of State Adult Poor. 

Appointment of the Chairman, Miss Curtis, Mr. Adams, Mr. 
Johnson, and Mr. Tilley as a Committee to appear before any 
Committees of the Legislature on matters of concern to the Board. 

Amendment of By-laws of Board, providing that the Chairman 
of the Board shall be an additional member of each of the Standing 
Committees. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, February 1, 1907. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Katshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

A temporary home to be established in Boston, to take the place 
of the three boarding-houses and the nursery. 

Voted, That in the matter of receiving children under the provisions 
of sections 13 and 36 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, the Superin- 
tendent of State Minor Wards shall proceed as follows: 1. Take the 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 119 

written application in every case. 2. Take ample time for investigation 
and report. During the investigation and waiting for action by the 
Committee on State Minor Wards the child, or the child and mother, 
are to be helped so far as necessary, and a record kept. 3. Reports of 
all cases shall be made to the Committee, which shall accept or reject 
the child as a State ward. 

Appointment of Mrs. Thomas P. Studd, of Ware, as almshouse 
visitor. 

Amendment of By-laws of Board so as to provide that the Super- 
intendents of Divisions shall make their annual reports on December 
15, instead of November 1. 

Voted, That the Board adopt the following recommendations for 
legislative action : — 

That plans for new almshouse buildings, or for reconstruction of old 
almshouses, by cities and towns, be submitted to the State Board of 
Charity for its approval. 

That additional provision be made for the care of delinquent boys 
between the ages of fifteen and eighteen years, other than at the Concord 
Reformatory. 

That assistant probation officers for children be appointed by the 
Courts. 

That parents of children committed by the Courts may be required to 
pay for the children's support. 

That separate provision be made for the care of minor children who 
must be kept at the State Hospital. 

That transfers from the Lyman School to the Concord Reformatory 
be made by Court commitment only. 

That the State Board of Charity be authorized to prepare and print 
a manual of laws relating to the administration of the charities of the 
Commonwealth. 

Also, Voted, To present the following suggestions for the considera- 
tion of the Legislature: — 

That incorporated homes and institutions be inspected by some central 
authority. 

That provision be made for the care, at State expense, of poor 
patients at the State Sanatorium, who have no local settlement. 

Report of the Trustees of the Massachusetts School and Home 
for Crippled and Deformed Children. 

Action on estimates of Trustees of Massachusetts State Sana- 
torium for annual appropriations. 

Report regarding proposed conferences of Superintendents of 
State Institutions. 



120 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Adjourned Meeting, Wednesday, February IS, 1907. 

Members present: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Tilley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Brackett. 

Action on State Farm cases. 

Consideration of claim of Overseers of Poor of Boston in sick 
State poor case. 

Opinion of Attorney-General regarding interpretation of Revised 
Laws, chapter 83, section 20. 

Final action on Annual Report. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



121 



INDEX TO PAKT I. 



Adoptions of children 

Adult poor, city and town, in families 

Adult poor of cities and towns 

Almshouses, children in 

Almshouse visitors 

Auxiliary visitors . 

Board of Charity : 

by-laws 

committees 

employees 

finances . 

members . 

organization 

proceedings 

powers and duties 

salaries of employees 
Boarding-houses for infants, licensed 
Boston Juvenile Court . 
Boston Parental School . 
By-laws of Board of Charity 
Children : 

adoptions . 

at board . 

city and town . 

court cases 

disposal of 

delinquent, new law 

in almshouses . 

in care and custody . 

infants 

juvenile offenders . 

location of 

movement of . 

neglected, cases of . 

new law concerning delinquent 

cumber <>f 

subject to visitation 

tuition of . 

under supervision 

under three years of age 

visits to . 
City and town paupers . 
Committees of Board of Charity 
Correspondence between Board of Char! 
County Truant Schools 



ty and inmates of institution; 



122 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

PAGE 

Court cases of children 17, 25 

Crippled and Deformed Children, School and Home for . . .34, 53 

Dangerous diseases, cases of 7 

Deaths of infants 23, 31 

Employees of Board of Charity 90 

Essex County Training School 62 

Estimates of Trustees of State Institutions 52 

Finances of Board of Charity 83 

Hampden County Truant School 62 

Infants 20 

adoptions of 20 

at hoard 28 

deaths of 23, 31 

licensed boarding-houses for 29, 30, 32 

Immigration 73 

cases reported and allowed 74 

statistics 75 

Juvenile Court, Boston 106 

Juvenile offenders, cases of 25 

Legislation, new 99 

Lepers, cases of 11 

hospital for 11 

Licensed hoarding-houses for infants 29, 30, 32 

Lyman and Industrial Schools, State Treasurer to receive and invest trust 

funds of 100 

Lyman School for Boys 34, 43 

Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and Deformed Children . 34, 53 

Massachusetts State Sanatorium 34, 48 

Middlesex County Truant School 63 

National Conference of Charities and Correction, statistics for- . . . 56 

Neglected children, cases of 26 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties Truant School .... 64 

Out-door poor, State 6 

Paupers, city and town 69 

removals of 15 

Pauper infants 20 

Pauper returns, penalty for failing to make 72 

Penikese Hospital 11 

Powers and duties of Board of Charity 3 

Probation system, State Farm 42 

Probation visitors 96 

Proceedings of the Board 110 

Rabies, cases of 38 

Removals of paupers 15 

Salaries of employees 91 

Settlement work 13 

Sick State poor 6 

State Farm 34, 39 

State Hospital 34, 35 

State Industrial School for Girls 34, 46 

State Institutions, The 34 

State minor wards 16 

State out-door poor 6 

Statistics of State Institutions, for National Conference of Charities and 

Correction 56 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. L23 

I'AGK 

Suffolk County Truant School 64 

Temporary aid, cases of 8 

Truants: 

County Schools for 61 

to be committed to Truant Schools only 99 

Trustees of State Institutions H4, 52 

Tuition of State children 66 

Visits to children 26 

"Wife-settlement, cases of 8 

Worcester County Truant School 05 



REPORT 



State Board of Chaeity 



Part II 



Charitable Corporations 



REPORTS OF CERTAIN CHARITABLE 
CORPORATIONS. 



It is provided by section 14 of chapter 84 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 402 of the Acts of 1903, that 
" a charitable corporation whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation under the provisions of clause three of section 
five of chapter twelve shall annually, on or before the first day 
of ^November, make to the state board of charity a written or 
printed report for its last financial year, showing its property, 
its receipts and expenditures, the whole number and the aver- 
age number of its beneficiaries and such other information as 
the board may require." 

Here follow abstracts of reports of corporations for the last 
financial year available. At the end of the reports will be 
found a general statement, a classification of the corporations, 
and an index. 

Amesbury. 

The Amesbury Hospital Association, Amesbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Cyrus W. Rowell, President; C. E. Adkins, Treasurer. 
Hospital and dispensary work. 
Not yet in operation. 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, 276 Main St., Ames- 
bury. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 190f>. 

Mrs. Agnes M. Horton, President; Mrs. Frances B. Clement, Sec- 
retary; George F. Bagley, Treasurer; Mrs. William S. Wells, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for aged women, Protestants, at least sixty years of age, in- 
habitants of Amesbury or Salisbury for live years. Admission, $100, 
and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 12. 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. Superintendent 
is paid $3 a week for each inmate, and furnishes all supplies, and is 
allowed to take boarders with approval of managers. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$649 96 


Investments during year 


$1,929 76 


Subscriptions and donations 34 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,282 00 


Bequests . 


973 00 


Provisions and supplies 


156 15 


Admission fee . 


100 00 


Repairs and improvements 


221 10 


Income from investments 


1,301 76 


Water rates 


34 51 


Drawn from savings bank 


1,100 00 


Miscellaneous . 


46 70 


Sale of bank stock 


300 00 


Cash on hand . 


788 50 




$4,458 72 


$4,458 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $32,008.07. 



Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Mrs. Helen E. H. Douglass, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid the Protestant poor of Amesbury. 
Number aided during year, 22. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $0 08 

Subscriptions and donations 94 40 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

Income from investments . 142 46 



$336 94 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 



$100 00 

206 00 

30 94 



$336 94 



Value of investments, $6,233.50. 



Andover. 

Andover Guild, Brook St., Andover. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Burton S. Flagg, President; Miss Annie Y. Hincks, Secretary; F. 
H. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Anna B. Abbott, Superintendent. 

For educational and philanthropic work in the town of Andover. 
Sewing, cooking, dressmaking, sloyd, and gymnasium classes; clubs 
for boys and girls; and vacation school in summer. Small fee charged 
members of clubs and classes. 

Number aided during year, 64. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$55 46 


Salaries and wages 


$344 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,346 47 


Repairs and improvements 


Clotliing sales . 


80 46 


Cost of classes . 


735 98 


Fees, different classes 


64 00 


Relief work 


32 47 


Miscellaneous . 


56 13 


House expense . 


131 78 






Miscellaneous 


121 83 






Cash on hand 


138 06 




$1,602 52 


$1,602 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,300. 



Andover Home for Aged People, Andover. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Frederick S. Boutwell, President; Mrs. Ida M. McCurdy, Secre- 
tary; George A. Parker, Treasurer. 

To establish a home for respectable aged people. 
Value of investments and deposits, $28,824.52. 
Not yet opened. 

Arlington. 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington. (Incorporated 1902.) 

George Y. Wellington, President; Omar W. Whittemore, Secretary; 
William X. Winn, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a hospital and training school for 
nurses, or a home for aged and indigent married couples and women. 

Cash on hand, $33,009.28. 

Value of land, $2,500. 

Not yet in operation. 

Avon. 

The Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated, Avon. (Incorpo- 
rated 1906.) 

Rev. Swan C. Franzin, President; John E. Morton, Secretary; J. 
Alfred Anderson, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for orphans and destitute children; Scandina- 
vians preferred. 

Not yet opened. 

Bedford. 

Willard Hospital, Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending January 1, 1H05. 
Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Sydney B. Elliot, M.D., 
Secretary and Medical Director; William E. Lloyd, Treasurer. 

Treatment of dipsomania, narcomania, and diseases of the nervous 
system. 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Number aided during year, 58, viz., 26 paying, 23 partly paying, 9 
free. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $8,094 90 

Subscriptions and donations 4,819 80 

Bequests .... 2,500 00 

On account of persons aided 4,024 62 

Interest on deposits . . 189 73 



$19,629 05 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,945 55 


Provisions and supplies 


4,881 79 


Repairs and improvements 


3,657 07 


Light and fuel . 


791 63 


Furnishings 


931 48 


Freight and expressage 


184 90 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




tionery 


440 95 


Interest, taxes, and insur- 




ance .... 


1,105 35 


Miscellaneous 


294 35 


Cash on hand . 


2,395 98 




$19,629 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. 

Beverly. 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly. (Incorporated 1836.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Mrs. O. F. Swasey, President; Mrs. George A. Woodbury, Secre- 
tary; Miss L. B. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To help the deserving poor. 



Number aided during year, 44. 

Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$54 90 


Investments during vear 


$237 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


94 00 


Aid 


222 18 


Bequests .... 


200 00 


Cash on hand . 


25 32 


Income from investments . 


74 00 






Miscellaneous 


61 60 







$484 50 



Value of investments, $2,392.87. 



$484 50 



Beverly Fuel Society, 155 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending September 3, 1906. 
Patrick J. Lynch, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; Charles 
F. Lee, Treasurer. 
To provide fuel for the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 120. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


$1,091 10 

• 406 00 

500 00 

295 30 

50 31 


Cr. 

Investments during vear 
Fuel . . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


. $1,771 58 

453 54 

14 75 

102 84 




$2,342 71 


$2,342 71 



Value of investments, $7,669.66. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Beverly Hospital Corporation, 14 Central St., Beverly. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Charles Woodbury, President; Mrs. Jessie G. Trask, Secretary; 
Augustus P. Loring, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Gladwin, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick, especially the worthy poor of Beverly, 
and other general purposes of a hospital. 

Number aided during year, 324, viz., 95 paying, 99 partly paying, 
130 free; also 159 nurse calls, — all free. Number of beds, 28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 

Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 





Cr. 




$7,459 98 


Investments during year 


$6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


4,606 58 


4,219 06 


Provisions and supplies 


4,745 41 


428 47 


Drugs and medicines 


798 85 




Repairs and improvements 


484 34 




Miscellaneous . 


717 80 




Cash on hand . 


754 53 


$18,107 51 


$18,107 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000 ($3,500 mortgage); value of investments, $13,000. 



Fisher Charitable Society, 173 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1809.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

William R. Driver, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles H. Kilham, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor of Beverly. 

Number aided during year, 82. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



$612 40 
1,523 14 



$2,135 54 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$1,100 50 

3 82 

1,031 22 

$2,135 54 



Value of investments, $42,454.62. 



New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, 113 Elliott St., Beverly. 
(Incorporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Dudley L. Pickman, President; Albert Boyden, Secretary; Samuel 
P. White, Treasurer; Martha Oakley Bockee, Principal. 
To provide a home and school for deaf mute children. 
Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 40. 
Number of paid officers or employees, S, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits, etc. 
Farm account . 
Loan .... 



$41 63 

5,231 52 

268 81 

372 28 

1,000 00 



$6,914 24 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,858 35 


Provisions and supplies 


1,587 93 


Rent and farm account 


494 57 


Loan 


1,000 00 


Interest and insurance 


48 47 


Miscellaneous 


20 00 


Cash on hand . 


904 92 



$6,914 24 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; deposits in savings banks, $4,909.42. 



Old Ladies' Home Society, 12 Lovett St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 
Lizzie F. Cressy, President; Mrs. Mary F. Putnam, Secretary; 
Edward S. Webber, Treasurer; Miss Emma J. Fraser, Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of Bev- 
erly for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$193 72 


Subscriptions and donations 340 60 


Income from investments 


1,037 70 


Entertainments 


556 65 


On account of mortgage 


2,000 00 


Bonds sold 


2,991 25 


Drawn from savings bank 


45 00 


Piazza fund 


234 30 



$7,399 22 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Expenses of entertainment 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$5,177 


92 


579 


28 


703 


02 


72 


<>3 


166 


00 


267 41 


432 96 


$7,399 


22 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; value of investments, $20,697.96. 



Boston. 

Adams Nervine Asylum, 990 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1877.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Henry Parkman, President; Amory Eliot, Secretary; Henry B. 
Chapin, Treasurer; Zetta F. Barlow, Matron. 

Care and relief of indigent, debilitated, and nervous persons, not 
insane, inhabitants of Massachusetts, and of other persons not in- 
digent. 

Number aided during year, 182, viz., 63 paying, 60 partly paying, 
59 free. Number of beds, 51. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 57, viz., 12 men, 45 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . > . $6,908 53 
On account of persons aided 17,875 61 
Income from investments . 1,427 01 
Income from trust fund un- 
der will of Seth Adams . 29,067 16 
Sale of investments . . 11,889 58 
Miscellaneous . . . 168 40 



$67,996 29 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$18,938 58 


Provisions and supplies 


15,315 59 


Drugs, medicines, and appa- 




ratus . 


781 80 


Repairs and improvements . 


5,448 98 


On account of new building 


15,123 47 


Fuel and lights 


4,975 84 


Water and ice . 


1,062 22 


Stable . 


890 72 


Miscellaneous 


2,972 31 


Cash on hand . 


2,486 78 




$67,996 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000; value of other property, $818,423.26, viz., investments, 
$812,423.26; furniture, $6,000. 



The American Humane Education Society, 19 Milk St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1889.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Geo. T. Angell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

Education of the American people by Humane Societies, Bands of 
Mercy, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments . 
Sales of publications . 



$5,017 


12 


1,749 


35 


2,000 


00 


6,447 


20 


1,207 


79 


$16,421 


46 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Books and papers printed 

lor distribution 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$5,000 00 
1,200 00 

3,367 76 

434 27 

6,419 43 

$16,421 46 



Value of investments, $142,297. 



American Invalid Aid Society of Boston, 707 Tremont Building, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Hon. Louis C. Southard, President; Elizabeth W. Waite, Secre- 
tary; A. B. Upham, Treasurer. 

To assist needy persons in incipient stages of consumption, and 
others suffering from climatic ills, — usually by removing them to 
more favorable localities. 

No report. 



10 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



American Peace Society, 31 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 
Report for year ending May 1, 1906. 
Robert Treat Paine, President; Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood, Sec- 
retary; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 
The promotion of universal peace. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Publications and literature . 
Miscellaneous . 



$2,128 36 


5,666 


37 


2,772 


20 


1,816 


54 


26 


67 


$12,410 


14 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,664 50 


Office expenses, postage, etc 


882 38 


Rent . 


500 00 


Printing . . . . 


2,413 74 


Travelling expenses . 


475 00 


Miscellaneous 


502 20 


Cash on hand . 


3,972 32 




$12,410 14 



American Samabai Association, 222 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, D.D., President; Mrs. S. B. Capron, 
Secretary; Curtis Chipman, Treasurer; Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, 
Principal of Schools. 

To assist in educating and otherwise helping widows, deserted 
wives, and unmarried women and girls, of the higher castes in India. 
Schools in India. 

Number aided during year, about 2,000. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 
Rentals . 



$1,351 15 

5,088 56 

33 97 

1,000 00 


Cr. 
Forwarded to India . 
General expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $5,410 00 

. 1,128 16 

935 52 


$7,473 68 


$7,473 68 



Property in India, consisting of land and buildings; value not 
stated. 



Animal Rescue League, 51 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 
Mrs. Huntington Smith, President; Mrs. J. M. B. Churchill, Sec- 
retary; Livingston dishing, Treasurer; Mrs. Sarah Vincent, Matron. 
Care of lost, homeless, aged, and suffering animals. 
Number cared for during year, 17,948. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 8 men, 4 women. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Entertainments, fair, etc. 
Publication of paper . 
Horse rescue fund 





Cr. 




$2,305 79 


Salaries and wages 


$5,846 92 


11,362 18 


Provisions and supplies 


740 26 




Horse rescue fund 


719 60 


421 08 


Repairs and improvements 


373 76 


3,697 38 


Printing and advertising 


422 27 


1,224 32 


Heating and lighting 


389 07 


1,037 00 


Publication of paper . 


1,763 07 




Interest on mortgages 


900 00 




Taxes, water rates, and in- 






surance 


445 45 




Miscellaneous . 


2,889 03 




Cash on hand . 


5,558 32 


$20,047 75 


$20,047 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,000 (mortgaged for $27,500); value of investments, $2,153.89. 



Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, G. A. R. Headquarters, State 
House, Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President; Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Lovisa B. Downs, Treasurer. 

To assist needy nurses in Massachusetts who served in the army 
hospitals during the civil war. 

Number aided during year, 7. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous . 



$241 34 
15 00 
20 00 

$276 34 



Cr. 



Aid . 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$199 75 
48 98 
27 61 

$276 34 



Associated Charities of Boston, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1881.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Miss Alice L. Higgins, General 
Secretary; Henry B. Cabot, Treasurer; George A. Goddard, Clerk. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of Boston, 
etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 4,140. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 40, viz., 2 men, 38 women. 



12 



STATE 



Dr. 
Uninvested principal . 
Sale of property- 
Subscriptions and gifts 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous . 



BOARD 


OF CHARITY. 


[P. D. 1 


7. 






Cr. 






$15,662 


37 


Investments during year 


. §27,858 


12 


16,951 


47 


Salaries and wages 


. 26,110 


38 


26,142 


69 


Rents 


. 1,952 


00 


3,767 


77 


Fuel and light . 


519 


16 


127 


99 


Office expenses and equip- 








ment 


. 1,015 


46 






Printing and stationery 


. 2,098 34 






Miscellaneous 


. 1,702 


88 






Uninvested principal . 


. 1,395 


95 


$62,652 


29 


$62,652 


29 


87,455.72, 


riz., investments, $86,655.73; fur- 



Association for the "Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, 
244 Townsend St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Charles F. Wentworth, President; Miss A. E. Wheelwright, 
Secretary; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, 
Ass't Treasurer; Mrs. C. G. Bruner, Matron. 

The rescue and relief of fallen women, and charitable work con- 
nected therewith. 

Number aided during year, 92, viz., 61 women, 31 infants. Number 
of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Cash on hand . 


$175 44 


Subscriptions and donations 6,186 93 


Bequests . 


1,050 00 


Income from investments 


685 31 


Investments sold 


7,117 49 


Borrowed on mortgage 


10,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


5 38 



$25,220 55 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$107 36 


Salaries and wages 


981 04 


Provisions and supplies 


2,234 94 


Repairs and improvements 


593 24 


Rent 


560 00 


Loan repaid 


200 00 


Interest and payment or 


i 


mortgage 


2,166 90 


Water rates, taxes, fuel, etc 


779 12 


House and land, 244 Town- 




send St. 


17,250 00 


Miscellaneous 


57 29 


Cash on hand . 


290 66 




825,220 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,250 (mortgage, $8,000); value of investments, $15,732.11. 



Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy, 
Baker St., West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. Adolph Biewend, President; John A. Yolk, Secretary; Emil 

Reichenbach, Treasurer; Rev. Fr. Wilhelm, Superintendent; Mrs. 

Christine Wilhelm, Matron. 



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13 



To aid orphans and half-orphans of three years of age and over, 
(German Lutherans preferred), under the name of the Martin Luther 
Orphan Home. 

Number aided during year, 45, viz., 3 paying, 6 partly paying, 36 
free. Number of beds, 58. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from trust funds 
Printing department . 
Cemetery account 
Miscellaneous 



ers or e 


mpl( 


)yees, 8, viz., 6 men, o women. 








Cr. 






$776 96 


Salaries and wages 


$1,251 


00 


2,091 


17 


Provisions and supplies 


1,531 


4S 


893 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


1,645 


81 


286 


44 


Fuel, light, and water 


358 


53 


1,125 02 


Miscellaneous 


574 


12 


119 


73 


Cash on hand . 


311 


36 


379 


98 








$5,672 30 


$5,672 


30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000; value of investments, $11,657.94. 



Association of the Hawthorne Club, 3 Garland St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Miss Lilian V. Robinson, President; Mrs. Robert Grant, Secretary; 
Charles E. Stratton, Treasurer; Miss M. E. Warner, Superintendent 
oj Playground. 

Industrial training for children, and maintenance of summer play- 
ground. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,128 52 

Subscriptions and donations 994 92 



$2,123 44 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Class expenses . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

On account of sickness 
School house work, etc. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$201 


1 4 


133 


97 


47 


;}7 


147 


36 


225 


00 


39 


00 


78 


is 


25 


20 


. 1,226 


22 


$2,123 


1 1 



Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, 5 Stillman St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900 ) 

Report for year ending September 16, 1900. 

Isaac B. Reinherz, President; Rabbi S. J. Friederman, Secretary; 
Max Kronberg, Treasurer. 

To assist needy Russian, Polish, and American -lews in Jerusalem. 



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STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 


$29 70 
2,891 76 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Charitable expenditures 
Charity boxes . 
Printing . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$714 00 

2.155 15 

30 23 

15 00 

3 00 

4 08 




$2,921 46 


$2,921 46 



Barnard Memorial, 10 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1863 ) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

Thomas Hills, President; Edward A. Talbot, Secretary; Frank T. 
Vose, Treasurer; Rev. B. F. McDaniel, Superintendent; Mrs. Annie 
L. Smith, Assistant Superintendent. 

A children's church. Free educational, charitable, and religious 
work. 

Number aided during year, 225. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 6 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$448 45 

3,996 59 

167 86 



$4,162 90 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,739 47 


Repairs and improvements 


134 00 


Fuel, light, and water 


507 99 


Printing . 


182 90 


Miscellaneous 


483 74 


Deficit 


161 79 


Cash on hand . 


403 01 




$4,612 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$82,000; value of investments, $88,215. 

Bay State Dispensary, 16 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Robert Johnson, President; Daniel S. Ripley, Treasurer. 
Free medical and surgical treatment for all classes of people. 
No report. 



The Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, 
Huntington Ave., Boston (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Silas Peirce, President; Miss Caroline B. Ellis, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen Hammond Dunham, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and deserving students of the Conservatory by loaning 
them money without interest. 

Number aided during year, 14. 



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15 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Dues and donations . 
Income from investments 
Returned loans 
Calendar . 



$1,231 51 
216 00 
125 87 
561 00 
368 60 

$2,502 98 



Cr. 
Loans to beneficiaries 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$881 80 
18 44 
36 00 

1,566 74 



$2,502 98 



Value of property, subject to loans, $11,201.59. 
ments, $3,375.65. 



value of invest- 



Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, 18 North St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Louis A. Frothingham, President; Francis B. Malgeri, Secretary; 
John O'Hare, Treasurer; Olympia De Feo, Matron. 

To assist Italian immigrants by giving them advice, information, and 
help. 

Number aided during year, 1,622. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
From Italian Government . 



$20 00 
1,600 00 



$1,620 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



Soil 00 

83 43 

110 00 

58 00 

857 57 

$1,620 00 



Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1905. 

M. S. Cohen, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary; M. Kronberg, 
Treasurer; R. Wallaschansky, Superintendent. 

To give temporary shelter to deserving Israelites, and aid them to 
obtain employment. 

Number aided during year, 700. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscript ions and donations 
Entertainments 


$300 00 

1,810 59 

260 68 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage 
Cash on hand . 


$331 52 

1,364 57 

62 50 

211 50 

407 IS 




$2,377 27 


$2,377 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,400; value of furniture, etc., $350. 



16 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



The Berkeley Infirmary, corner of Warren Ave. and Berkeley St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Arthur C. Farley, President; Henry T. Richardson, Secretary; 
Peter C. Ross, Treasurer. 

To care for sick worthy poor, especially those sent by churches of 
the Congregational denomination and other religious or semi-religious 
organizations; and to advance the knowledge and care of disease. 

Xumber aided during year, 403. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Sales of medicines and sup- 
plies .... 


S333 00 
432 22 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$50 00 
123 17 
111 47 
300 30 
155 67 
24 61 




$765 22 


$765 22 



Bethany Union for Young Women, 14 Worcester St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Miss Emma F. Foster, President; James H. Whitman, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Mrs. Ida Beatrice Hawes, Matron. 

To furnish a home for Protestant young women earning small 
wages. 

Number aided during year, 40, viz., 39 paying. 1 free. Number of 
beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$604 41 


Salaries and wages 


$999 20 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,382 42 


Provisions and supplies 


5,178 84 


On account of persons aided 


5,173 25 


Repairs and improvements 


498 56 


Income from investments . 


556 12 


Interest . 


616 67 


Miscellaneous 


100 00 


Loan paid 


4,000 00 






Miscellaneous 


187 50 






Cash on hand . 


335 43 




$11,816 20 


$11,816 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
SI 8, 500; value of investments, $4,304. 



Bethesda Society, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1854.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Frank Wood, President; Mrs. Harold Murdock, Secretary; 
Miss Alberta M. Houghton, Treasurer; Miss Abbie T. Anderson, 
Superintendent. 



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17 



To aid "The Refuge in the City of Boston" in retaining the property 
it now holds by defraying the expenses of the family to the utmost 
of its ability. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$224 39 


Salaries and wages 


$1,433 45 


241 00 


Provisions and supplies 


300 00 


2,117 55 


Repairs and improvements 


133 30 


6 41 


Bank deposits . 


396 83 




Miscellaneous 


183 03 




Cash on hand 


142 74 


$2,589 35 


$2,589 35 



Value of investments, about $50,000. 



Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, 8 Beacon 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Edward O. Otis, President; Alice L. Higgins, Secretary; George 
S. Mumford, Treasurer; Alexander M. Wilson, General Secretary. 

To promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis in 
Boston; to educate public opinion as to the causes and prevention of 
tuberculosis; and to arouse general interest in securing adequate pro- 
vision for the proper care of tuberculous patients in their homes and 
by means of hospitals and sanatoria. 

Number aided during year, 481. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$95 36 


Salaries and wages 


$4,143 88 


Subscriptions and donations 


8,985 35 


Provisions and supplies 


1,486 21 


Miscellaneous 


59 81 


Drugs and medicines . 


242 54 


Deficit .... 


221 84 


Rent .... 
Construction and equipment 


350 04 






of camp 


1,427 30 






Exhibits and lectures 


613 54 






Printing and postage 


724 41 






Miscellaneous 


374 44 




$9,362 36 


$9,362 36 



Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Thompson's Island, 
Boston Harbor. (Incorporated 1835.) 

Report for year ending January 18, 1906. 

Alfred Bowditch, President; Tucker Daland, Secretary; Arthur 
Adams, Treasurer; Charles H. Bradley, Superintendent. 

The training and education of indigent orphan or half-orphan boys, 
between the ages of teo and sixteen years, of good moral character 
and fair physical condition; Boston hoys preferred. 



18 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Number aided during year, 119, viz., 19 partly paying, 100 free. 
Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 7 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Receipts from capital 
Borrowed money 
Miscellaneous . 



$2,416 


50 


8,102 


00 


2,320 


76 


13,316 


73 


12,280 


63 


5,000 


(HI 


S65 


28 


$44,301 


90 



Cr. 



Investments during j r ear 


S9,901 01 


Salaries and wages 


9,659 34 


Provisions and supplies 


14,975 79 


Drugs and medicines, etc. 


1,087 62 


Repairs and improvements 


584 19 


Interest and insurance 


439 49 


Loans paid 


3,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


2,199 48 


Cash on hand 


2,454 98 




$44,301 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,075; value of other property, $218,493.63, viz., investments, $213,- 
993.63; steamer, $4,500. 



Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1903.) 

Report for year ending May, 1905. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Edward E. Norton, Secretary; A. C. 
Ratshesky, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To assist and instruct Jewish immigrants, and provide for their 
removal and settlement in places outside of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 732. 



Income from 
Hirsch fund 



Dr. 

Baron 



de 



§4,470 00 



$4,470 00 



Cr. 

Assistance, transportation, 
and instruction of Jewish 
immigrants 



$4,470 00 
$4,470 00 



Boston Children's Aid Society, 43 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1865.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 19 . 

Henry P. Bowditch, M.D., President; Robert B. Stone, Clerk; I. 
Tucker Burr, Treasurer; Charles W. Birtwell, General Secretary. 

To investigate cases of children in need, provide homes for them, 
take juvenile offenders on probation, place libraries in families, etc. 

Number aided during year: 1,450 children investigated, 550 placed 
in families, viz., 143 paying, 85 partly paying, 322 free; 383 in charge 
of probation agent; 522 in home libraries. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 6 men, 15 women. 



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1<> 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . 83,956 20 

Subscriptions and donations 13,742 30 

Bequests . . 4,600 00 

On account of persons aided 11,247 04 



Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



7,329 12 
8,767 19 
3,496 33 

853,138 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 818,171 46 
Board and clothing of chil- 
dren placed out . . 23,570 98 
Miscellaneous 5,887 93 
Cash on hand . . . 5,507 81 



853,138 18 



Value of investments, S196,662. 

Boston Children's Friend Society, 48 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1834.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Costello C. Converse, President; William Quincy Wales, Treasurer; 
Seymour H. Stone, General Secretary. 

The Society interests itself in needy children, caring for them in 
selected private families, under constant supervision; relatives pay 
according to ability. 

Number dealt with during year, ±08; number aided during year, 
140, viz., 41 paying, 61 partly paying, 38 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Cr. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investments paid 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $73,775. 



82,030 71 


Investments during year 


86,452 50 


5,925 89 


Salaries and wages 


4.153 34 


2,050 00 


Board and clothing . 


9,604 63 


6,492 30 


Travel, etc. 


558 07 


4,030 62 


Office expenses . 


522 30 


5.950 00 


Postage, printing, telephone 






etc. . . . . 


790 01 




Miscellaneous 


586 06 




Cash on hand 


3,812 61 


826.479 52 


826,479 52 



The Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison Ave-, Boston ; South Department, 
745 Massachusetts Ave., Boston ; Relief Station, Haymarket Sq., Bos- 
ton ; Convalescent Home, 2150 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (Incor- 
porated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

A. Shu man, President; Conrad J. Rueter, Secretary; George II. 
M. Rowe, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the temporary relief of sick or injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 12,255, viz., 4,167 paying and partly 
paying, 8,088 free. Number of out-patients, 68,040. Number of beds, 
935. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 547, viz., 234 men. 313 
women. 



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Dr. 

City appropriation . . $484,782 38 

Income from investments . 1,991 50 

Gift .... 3 00 

State patients* . . 29,534 43 

City and town patients* . 10,526 87 

Private patients* . .. 32,277 99 
Collections by Board of 

Health for contagious 

cases at hospital* . 26,730 85 

Sale of old material* . 133 22 

$585,980 24 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $174,862 16 

Provisions and supplies . 264,436 04 
Repairs and improvements 47,478 6S 



Total hospital ex- 
penses . 
Paid in to Citv Collector* . 



$486,776 88 
99,203 36 



$585,980 24 



* These receipts from paying patients and sale of old material, amounting to 
$99,203.36, were paid to the City Collector, and were not available or used for 
hospital expenses. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,061,500: value of investments, $73,550. 



Boston Dispensary, corner of Bennet and Ash Sts., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1801.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Robert A. Boit, President; Moses Williams, Jr., Secretary; Philip 
S. Parker, Treasurer; Henry C. Tyler, Superintendent. 

To give medical advice and relief to the sick poor of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 103,115, viz., 21,419 partly paving, 
81,696 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 6 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investments paid in . 
Prescriptions, bottles, etc. . 
Miscellaneous . 



$3,268 


85 


5,450 


00 


2,600 


00 


3,224 


65 


15,535 


35 


8,738 


00 


10,116 


70 


776 


86 


$49,709 91 



Cr. 
Investments during year . $18,687 00 

Salaries and wages . . 13,641 00 
Provisions, supplies, and 

running expenses . . 6,219 70 
Repairs and improvements, 

etc. . . 1,901 05 

Drugs and medicines . 5,190 12 

Taxes .... 512 00 

Insurance . . 50 35 

Cash on hand . . 3,508 69 

$49,709 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of other property, $344,305.38, viz., investments, 
$336,805.38; furniture, drugs, etc., $7,500. 



Boston Emergency and General Hospital, 144 Kingston St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

George W. Galvin, President; John Mitchell Galvin, Treasurer. 
Treating, operating upon and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease, and injury of every nature, etc. 
No report. 



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21 



Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, 1145 Old South Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1837.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Egbert Abell, President; Miss Harriet E. Freeman, Secretary; 
Thomas J. Emery, Treasurer. 

To furnish aid to widows (mostly aged), who partially support 
themselves. 

Xumber aided during year, 144. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments . 
On account of loans . 


$2,378 03 

3,000 00 
4,000 00 
5,963 15 
3,200 00 


Or. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


. §10,900 00 
100 00 

. 5,810 00 

524 63 

1,206 55 




$18,541 18 


$18,541 18 



Value of investments, $85,000. 



Boston Female Asylum, 1008 Washing-ton St., Boston; and Lexington. 
(Incorporated 1800.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Miss Abbv M. Storer, President; Mrs. Arthur H. Nichols, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah C. Paine, Treasurer; Mrs. M. J. Fuller and Mrs. 
M. F. Holmes, Matrons. 

Industrial care and training of indigent girls, who are boarded in 
families in the country, or sent to the home in Lexington. Between 
the ages of fourteen and eighteen they are sent to places where they 
are self-supporting. 

Number aided during year, 100, viz., 4 partly paying, 96 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash ou hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investnn < 
Sale of investments 
Boston Elevated Ry. Co. 

for damage to estate 
Miscellaneous 



$1,462 84 


142 


18 


174 


00 


16,690 


94 


2.060 


00 


U.457 


33 


50 


45 


$62,043 


74 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$39,12S 67 


Salaries and wages 


4,569 84 


Provisions and supplies 


2,330 92 


Repairs and improvements 


519 79 


Board of children 


9,362 86 


Travelling expenses . 


576 03 


Schooling 


351 00 


In suit against Elevated Ry 




Co. 


2,350 00 


Miscellaneous 


921 17 


('ash on hand 


1,933 10 




$62,043 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$164,500; value of investments. $406,003.75. 



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The Boston Floating Hospital, Office 178 Devonshire St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Rufus B. Tobey, Chairman o) Managers; Charles G. Farwell, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer; Robert W. Hastings, M.D., Resident Physician; 
Miss Lizzie A. Wilber, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Medical and hygienic care of children under six years of age, on 
Floating Hospital, Boston Harbor, during the summer months. 

Number aided during year, 2,653. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 80, viz., 28 men, 52 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations $23,095 74 
Income from investments . 851 98 

Deficit .... 3,381 12 



$27,328 84 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Medical supplies 
Towing and wharfage 
Postage, printing, and sta 

tionery 
Rent and office expenses 
Sundry operating expenses 
Sundry patients' expenses 



. $12,392 


15 


2,232 


70 


667 


25 


2,758 86 


2,439 


oo 


1,562 


81 


1,671 


99 


2,444 


92 


. 1,159 


16 


$27,328 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
(boat), $10,000; value of investments, $37,388.38. 

The Boston Harbor Club, 287 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for year ending November 16, 1905. 

W. Mclver, President; Miss Edna Brown, Secretary; YV. D. Dennett, 
Treasurer. 

To promote temperance, provide helpful entertainment, and pro- 
mote the general welfare of seamen. Auxiliary to the Boston Sea- 
man's Friend Society. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $31 10 

Subscriptions and donations 91 04 

Miscellaneous . . 191 96 



$314 10 



Cr. 

Entertainments and socials $164 35 
Cash on hand . . 149 75 



$314 10 



The Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Simon Alexander, President; David Lipman, Secretary; Jacob 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

Defraying the funeral expenses of poor Hebrews. 
No report. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



23 



Boston Hebrew Ladies Aid Association, 1031 Washington St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Etta Rosenblatt, President; Julius Hirsch, Secretary; R. Schinberg, 

Treasurer. 

To give pecuniary aid to the poor of Hebrew faith. 

Number aided during year, 280. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



S898 48 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$270 18 


Salaries and wages 


.$24 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


368 30 


Rent 


24 00 


Entertainments 


260 00 


Aid given 


570 29 






Cash on hand 


280 19 



$898 4S 



Boston Home for Incurables, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (In- 
corporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

E. Pierson Beebe, President; J. Grafton Minot, Secretary; Charles 
R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Adelaide S. Gardner, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a home for the care and treatment of 
persons afflicted with incurable diseases and disorders. 

Number aided during year, 56, viz., 6 partly paying, 50 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 51. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 5 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 




$5,169 


47 


Subscriptions 


and donations 


2,159 


00 


Bequests . 




15,500 


00 


On account of 


persons aided 


977 


00 


Income from investments 


7,879 


12 


Annuities 




3.000 


00 


Miscellaneous 




127 


02 




834,811 


61 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lighting 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$9,693 75 
7,668 58 

5,453 21 
2.941 50 
1,609 41 
717 06 
6,738 Id 

$34,811 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,700; value of investments, $189,261.90. 



Boston Industrial Home, 17 Davis St., Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending Decemher 31, 1905. 

(apt. Rufus G. F. Candage, President; Robert W. Hastings, M.D., 
Secretary; Leander Beal, Treasurer; Oliver C. Elliott, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for worthy people out of employment until they 
can obtain situations. 



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i . 



Number aided during year, 40,283, nearly all partly paying. Num- 
ber of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 27 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Sale of coal and wood 







Cr. 




$1,860 


09 


Salaries and wages 


$5,497 57 


227 


00 


Extra labor 


1,161 26 


4,734 


05 


Provisions and supplies 


3,521 58 






Repairs and improvements 


490 93 


258 


90 


Coal and wood . 


27,037 63 


35,498 


16 


Stable expense ". 


2,218 07 






Lighting and telephone 


558 29 






Water tax and insurance 


269 00 






Printing and stationery 


232 30 






Miscellaneous 


110 54 






Cash on hand . 


1,481 03 


$42,578 


20 


$42,578 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,000; value of other property, $9,000, viz., investments, $4,500; 
horses, wagons, and furniture, $4,500. 



Boston Legal Aid Society, 53 State St., room 1033, Boston. (Incorpo 

rated 1900.) 

Report for yea c '.ng October 31, 1905. 

Charles P. Greenough, President; Charles L. De Normandie, Sec- 
retary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer. 

To provide legal assistance for the worthy poor who are unable to 
pay for it. 

Number aided during year, 678, viz., 75 partly paying, 603 free. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 



$343 45 

2,000 00 

173 12 

30 09 

$2,546 66 



Cr. 



Paid counsel 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,500 00 

87 15 

959 51 



$2,546 66 



Boston Lying-in Hospital, 24 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1832.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Nathaniel Thayer, President; W. D. Sohier, Secretary; James R. 
Hooper, Treasurer; Mrs. E. J. A. Higgins, Superintendent. 

Care of needy, deserving women in confinement. 

Number aided during year, 671, viz., 393 paying, 278 free; also 
1,915 out-patients. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 38, viz., 1 man, 37 women. 



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25 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $4,058 55 

Subscriptions and donations 5,179 50 

Bequests . . . 1,000 00 

On account of persons aided 6,788 25 

Income from investments . 10,666 59 

Annuity .... 1,000 00 

Securities sold and redeemed 23,041 24 

Rights sold ... 617 81 

Miscellaneous . . . 738 05 



$53,089 99 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and gas 
Drugs and medicines . 
Household supplies . 
Printing, postage, telephone 

etc. 
House physicians' board 
Out-patient department 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$25,000 


00 


9,159 


0.1 


7,153 


:•!.'< 


1,578 


24 


2,297 


62 


1,334 


.il 


1,126 


46 


484 83 


703 


95 


1,113 


11 


642 


33 


2,495 


83 


$53,089 


90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$77,700; value of investments, $244,016.19. 



Boston North End Mission, 31 Worcester Sq., Boston, and corner of 
Bourne and Florence Sts., Forest Hills. Office, 613 Ford Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles W. Kidder, President; Mrs. Clara E. Withington, Secre- 
tary; Silas Peirce, Treasurer; Rev. Cyrus L. D. Younkin, Super- 
intendent. 

Reclaiming young women, providing a temporary home, training 
them for useful occupations, and securing situations for them. Also, 
at the Mt. Hope home, providing temporarily for destitute children, 
returning them to relatives when able to care for them, or placing 
them out in free homes. 

Number aided during year, 123 (62 women, 61 children), viz., 60 
partly paying, 63 free. Number of beds, 58. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 2 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 



( ash on hand . 


SI, 060 31 


Subscriptions and donations 


6,159 05 


Bequests . 


1,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


1,747 49 


Income from investments 




and deposits . 


318 42 


Sale of investments 


2,044 55 


Borrowed 


1,000 oo 


Insurance on account of fire 


190 no 



$13,519 82 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements . 
Printing, publishing, and 

postage 
Telephone and interest 
Loans paid 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$4,635 08 

5.005 80 

707 03 


593 


19 


161 


65 


2.000 
176 


00 
66 


240 


41 


$13,519 





Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$32,000; value of investments, $7,439.19. 



26 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 1 



Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, 66 Port Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Horace G. Allen, President; Bessie J. Daniel, Secretary; Isabel 
Greeley, Treasurer; Bertha M. Snow, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of homeless and neglected blind babies, and 
also of blind babies of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 36, viz., 28 partly paying, 8 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Gift 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$825 46 


4,139 


65 


5,000 


00 


492 


7'J 


630 


89 


$11,088 


79 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$5,567 81 


Salaries and wages 


1,717 63 


Provisions and supplies 


2,148 78 


Repairs and improvements 


228 57 


Rent 


704 00 


Miscellaneous 


306 95 


Cash on hand 


415 05 




$11,088 79 



Value of investments, $12,000. 



Boston Pilots' Relief Society, 41 Lewis Wharf, Boston. (Incorporated 

1866.) 

Report for year ending January 12, 1906. 

William V. Abbott, President; Charles E. Stearns, Secretary; Joseph 
W. Colby, Treasurer. 

To aid needy pilots holding licenses for the port of Boston, t heir- 
widows, and minor children. 

Number aided during year, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Dues from members . 
Income from investments 
On account of mortgage 



$761 


54 


130 


00 


9,578 


13 


8,685 


87 


$19,155 


54 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Pensions to widows and 

pilots . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$13,528 47 

300 00 

4,675 00 

194 50 

457 57 

$19,155 54 



Value of investments, $153,487.43. 



Boston Provident Association, 32 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1854.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Hon. Charles R. Codman, President; William Hedge, Secretary, 

P. T. Jackson, Treasurer; Edward Frothingham, General Agent. 

To relieve the out-door poor, and suppress street beggary. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 

Number aided during year, 4,773. 

Number of paid officers or employees, G, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Investments collected 



I Cr - 

SI, 488 09 Investments during year 

2,412 12 ' Salaries and wages 

1,000 00 I Provisions and supplies 

18,064 80 j Miscellaneous . 



26,745 00 
549,710 01 



Cash on hand 



$16,500 00 

6,930 00 

12,594 80 

614 43 

13,070 78 

$49,710 01 



Value of investments, $420,600. 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, 287 Hanover St., Boston, and Vineyard 
Haven. (Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Rev. Alexander McKenzie, D.D., President; Charles F. Stratum, 
Secretary; George Gould, Treasurer. 

Ministering to the spiritual, moral, and temporal wants and needs 
of seamen. 

Number aided during year, not given. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 9 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


81,820 75 


Subscriptions and donations 


7,918 84 


Bequests .... 


1,700 00 


Income from investments . 


3,991 65 


Miscellaneous 


1,677 71 



. Cr - 

I Investments during year 

I Salaries and wages 

| Supplies for chapel and read 

ing room 

Fuel and lights . 

Printing and advertising 

Expenses at Vineyard 

Haven . 
Aid to destitute seamen 
Expenses of publication 

"Sea Breeze" 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$17,108 95 



8975 01) 

7,932 79 

640 91 

691 94 

382 33 

1.998 89 

153 75 

169 51 

1,121 44 

3,042 39 

$17,108 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,575; value of other property, $76,858, viz., investments, $74, 858; 
furniture, $2,000. 



Boston Society of Decorative Art, 184 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1882.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 190 

Mrs. J. C. Rogers, President; Mrs. Stephen M. Weld, Secretary; 
Boylston A. Beal, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth M. Smith, Superin- 
tendent. 

To raise the standard of art needlework, and provide for the sale ol 
contributors' handiwork. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, 195. 

Number of paid officers or employees, S, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . SI, 934 25 


Salaries and wages 


. $3,936 00 


Subscriptions and donations 237 60 


Paid workers and contribu- 


Income from investments . 1.310 31 


tors 


6,215 85 


Sales of articles and mate- 


Running expenses 


794 61 


rials .... 12,722 96 


Rent 


1,954 26 


Miscellaneous . . . 4 50 


Materials . 


. 1,476 69 




Miscellaneous 


1 68 




Cash on hand 


. 1,830 53 


$16,209 62 


$16,209 62 



Value of property, $34,525, viz. 
hand (estimated), $2,600. 



investments, $31,925; stock on 



The Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, 196 Hanover 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss A. E. Wadsworth, Secre- 
tary; Elliot C. Lee, Treasurer. 

To provide an Italian bureau of advice, instruction, and legal 
counsel, and whatever further assistance may be possible for Italian 
immigrants. Active work temporarily suspended. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Interest on deposits . 



$539 61 
6 44 



$546 05 



Cr. 
Returned subsidy to Italian 

Government . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$271 85 

31 71 

242 49 

$546 05 



Boston Young- Women's Christian Association, 40 Berkeley St. and 68 
Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Arabella Howe, President; Miss Abbie W. Covel, Recording 
Secretary; Mrs. Alfred L. Darrow, Corresponding Secretary; Miss 
A. B. P. Walley, Treasurer; Miss C. V. Drinkwater, General Super- 
intendent. 

Temporal, moral, and religious welfare of young women who are 
dependent upon their own exertions for support. 

Number aided during year, about 10,000, viz., 3,000 paying, 7,000 
partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 93, viz., 3 men, 90 women. 



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29 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $36,357 82 

Subscriptions and donations 6,919 48 

Bequests . . . 7,200 00 

On account of persons aided 85,952 02 

Income from investments . 5,804 50 

Miscellaneous . . 2,597 16 



Cr. 

Investments during year, in- 
cluding note belonging to 
building fund 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent of outside rooms 

Special relief 

Printing, postage, and tele 
phone . 

Interest on mortgages 

Tax on land 

Miscellaneous . 

Cash on hand 



$144,830 98 ! 



. $35,921 


11 


. 34,004 


75 


. 50,711 


91 


5,483 


63 


1,874 


00 


384 


50 


452 


M 


1.732 


50 


580 


SO 


4,126 


84 


9 558 


01 


$144,830 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
§176,400; value of investments, $152,596. 



The Boys' Institute of Industry, 1158 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1885.) 

Report for year ending June 9, 1906. 

Edward Everett Hale, President; J. Stilman Smith, Secretary; 
Henry F. Miller, Treasurer; J. B. Stewart, Superintendent. 

For street boys and girls, with class rooms for work in many in- 
dustries, club rooms, gymnasium, and library. 

Number aided during year, about 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 19 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$189 90 


Salaries and wages 


. $3,018 45 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,401 40 


Material for classes 


316 14 


Income from investments . 


523 31 


Rent 


1,237 50 


Bond sale 


1,042 50 


Fuel, gas, and water . 


312 52 


Rent .... 


156 00 


Miscellaneous 


314 53 






Cash on hand . 


113 97 




$5,313 11 


$5,313 11 



Value of property, about $9,900, viz., investments, about $9,000: 
furniture, equipment, etc., about $900. 



Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, 26 Charter St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1888 and 1896.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Percy H. Brigham, M.D., and John P. Moses, Presidents; .1. M. 
Hunter, Secretary; Eugene ShurtlefF, M.I)., Treasurer and Super- 
intendent; Mrs. Florence B. Donovan, Matron. 

Medical and surgical aid to the sick poor of Boston and vicinity. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



i . 



Number of cases during year, 5,922, viz., 4,563 partly paying, 1,359 
free. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $175 33 

Subscriptions and donations 1,048 25 

On account of persons aided 1,013 37 

Miscellaneous . . 640 00 



$2,876 95 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $972 82 

Provisions and supplies, etc. 1,273 70 

Repairs and improvements . 100 00 

Miscellaneous . 192 15 

Cash on hand . . 338 28 



$2,876 9i 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



British Charitable Society, 5 Park Square, Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

G. H. Windeler, President; Thomas T. Stokes, Secretary; F. J. 
Stark, Treasurer. 

Relief and assistance of needy persons born in British empire, and 
their immediate descendants. 

Number aided during year, about 800. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$350 16 


Salaries and wages 


$25 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


379 36 


Relief (cash, groceries, etc.) 913 68 


Income from investments . 


552 81 


Postage, printing, etc. 


111 15 


Life membership fees, etc. . 


213 00 


Rent 


144 00 


On account of mortgage 


100 00 


For permanent fund . 


313 00 


Miscellaneous 


78 92 


Miscellaneous 


28 00 






Cash on hand 


139 42 




$1,674 25 


$1,674 25 



Value of investments, $11,138. 



Brooke House, 79 Chandler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 
Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President; Miss Marianne Paine, Secretary; 
Walter Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Sarah E. Gardner, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number aided during year, 200, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 63. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 5 men, 10 women. 



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31 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . S3, 106 59 


Salaries and wages 


$6,206 6 1 


Subscriptions and donations 19,443 86 


Provisions and supplies 


15,978 6 s 


( )n account of persons aided 24,086 76 


Repairs and improvements 


1,941 72 


Income from investments 


Mortgage note . 


17,000 00 


and deposits . . . 232 78 


Interest on mortgage 


962 67 




Insurance 


382 25 




Miscellaneous 


176 02 




Cash on hand 


4,222 09 


$46,869 99 


$46,869 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S64.000; value of investments, §4,000. 



The Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, 10 Wood St. and Boylston 
Chapel, rear of 10 Wood St., Charlestown. (Incorporated 1899) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

James H. Whitman, President; Frank S. Mason, Secretary; George 
F. Tufts, Treasurer; Emerson L. Hunt, Superintendent. 

To take boys between eight and sixteen years of age off the streets 
at night, and give them moral, manual, and physical training. No 
distinction as to race, creed, or condition of life. 

Number aided during year, 490, paying 5 cents a month. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 6 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donation? 
Membership dues 
Interest on deposits . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,238 01 

4,975 01 

55 00 

9 10 

18 20 



$6,295 32 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Repairs and improvements . 

Instruction and supplies, 
printing, carpentry, 
basket weaving, gymna- 
sium, etc. 

Books, games, etc. 

Summer work . 

Payment on mortgage note . 

Real estate expense 

Office expense, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$1,593 


79 


1,287 


49 


579 


61 


32 


7(i 


719 


78 


500 


00 


201 


75 


671 


19 


228 


87 


480 


1-1 


$6,295 


32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000 (less mortgage, $2,000); value of furniture, office fixtures, etc. 3 
J2.000. 



Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, 19 Common St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, I90fl. 

J. Converse Gray, President; Miss Mary A. Pitch, Secretary, 

George G. Quiney, Treasurer; Miss Aldricli, Matron. 

Free home for aged women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash, on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments . 



Cr. 



$3,704 98 


Investments during year 


$2,099 44 


i 1,325 90 


Salaries and wages 


821 70 


1,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


966 62 


434 19 


Rent 


660 00 




Cash on hand . 


2,417 31 


$6,965 07 


$6,965 07 



Value of investments, $6,724.82. 



Burrage Hospital Association, Bumkin Island, Boston Harbor, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Albert C. Burrage, President; Albert C. Burrage, Jr., Secretary; 
Alice H. Burrage, Treasurer; Bertha Carvell, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining in the State of Massachusetts a char- 
itable, medical, and surgical hospital for sick and crippled persons, 
etc. 

Number aided during year, 153. Number of beds, 176. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35, viz., 8 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 



Private donation 



$8,218 47 



$8,218 47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . $3,343 15 

Provisions and supplies . 3,524 03 

Repairs and improvements . 1,351 29 



$8,218 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, not 
yet determined. 



Carney Hospital, Old Harbor St., South Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Sister Gonzaga, President, Treasurer, and Sister Superior; Sister 
M. Bernard, Secretary. 

Care of the sick and poor, without regard to creed or nationality, 
— contagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 2,145, viz., 1,174 paying, 421 partly 
paying, 550 free; also 55,497 out-patients. Number of beds, 140. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 95, viz., 30 men, 65 women. 



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33 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$2,426 21 


Subscriptions and donations 


8,117 69 


Bequests .... 


3,726 00 


On account of persons aided 


40,637 00 


Income from rents 


1,297 11 


Training school 


3,504 23 


Entertainments 


6,000 00 


Out-patient department 


4,594 00 


Optical department . 


1,572 00 


Miscellaneous . 


1,842 16 




$73,716 40 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and taxes 
Printing and stationery 
Fuel and light . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$13,775 58 
33,443 33 
7,784 56 
4,886 59 
3,879 50 
1,363 00 
6,035 99 
1,525 23 
1,022 62 



$73,716 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of other property, real estate, $5,000. 

Charming' Home, 30 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 
Samuel A. Green, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Secretary; 
James P. Parmenter, Treasurer; Mrs. M. E. P. Fennell, Matron. 

Free home for sick, destitute women, especially those suffering from 
chronic and incurable diseases. 

Number aided during year, 33. Number of beds, 17. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $7,485 28 

Subscriptions and donations 40 00 

Bequests . . . .2,500 00 

Income from investments . 5,632 83 



$15,658 11 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$3,815 


82 


2,095 


r,i) 


3,306 


14 


155 


30 


3,177 


■15 


64 


L>0 


3,043 


70 


$15,658 


11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
■SI 2,300; value of investments, $120,132.57. 

Charitable Burial Association, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Abraham Moss, President; Isidor Mendelsohn, Secretary; Julius 
YYolfman, Treasurer. 

To provide for the burial of indigent Hebrews. 
Xo report. 



Charitable Irish Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1809.) 
Report for year ending March 17, 1906. 

Michael A. Toland, President; Jeremiah W. Fogarty, Secretary; 

Thomas V. Taff, Treasurer. 
Temporary assistance to needy Irish immigrants and others. 



34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Number aided during year, 109. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 

Dr. I Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . 89,410 69 I Salaries and wages . . $400 00 

Subscriptions and donations 1,315 00 i Provisions and supplies . 801 92 

Interest on deposits . . 288 23 I Rent .... 94 00 

Cash on hand . . . 9,718 00 



$11,013 92 ! $11,013 92 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, at Children's Hospital, Huntington 
Ave-, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March HI, 1906. 

Robert W. Emmons, 2d, President and Treasurer; A. Thorndike, 
M.D., Secretary; Theodore H. Bartol, Foreman. 

The promotion and improvement of the art of making medical and 
surgical appliances and apparatus, and the supplying of such appa- 
ratus to poor persons and others. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 10 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




ish on hand . 


$5,129 61 


Investments during year 


. $5,000 00 


■om institutions and in- 




Salaries and wages 


. 7,849 00 


dividuals for apparatus . 


13,302 25 


Supplies, etc. 


. 3,345 34 


come from investments 




Heating, lighting, etc. 


185 01 


and deposits . 


170 99 


Tools and machinery 


150 81 






Miscellaneous 


553 23 






Cash on hand 


. 1,519 46 




$18,602 85 


$18,602 85 



Value of property, $7,276, viz., investments, $5,000; tools and 
machinery, $2,276. 

Children's Health Fund, 31 Exchange St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

William E. Litchfield, President; William J. Foley, Secretary; 
George W. Averell, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide homes for poor and neglected children, send them to 
the country and seashore in summer, provide harbor excursions for 
them, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,241. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $51 03 

Subscriptions and donations 1,122 00 



$1,173 03 



Cr. 






Salaries and wages 


$168 


40 


Provisions and supplies 


210 


Id 


Board, excursions, car fares, 






Thanksgiving and Christ- 






mas dinners, etc. 


654 


L6 


Cash on hand . 


140 


M 




$1.17.^ 


03 



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35 



The Children's Hospital, Huntington Ave , Boston. (Incorporated 1869 ) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Francis W. Hunnewell, President; Francis H. Brown, M.D., Sec- 
retary; Gordon Abbott, Treasurer; Sister Caroline, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of children between the ages of two 
and twelve, residents of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 7,942, viz., 1,534 in-patients, 6,468 out- 
patients; nearly all free. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 4 men, 29 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



( lash on hand . 


$72,792 71 


Investments during year . 


8120,729 78 


Subscriptions and dona- 




Salaries and wages . 


13,379 67 


tions .... 


5,907 00 


Provisions and supplies 


14,799 65 


Bequests 


36,500 00 


Drugs and medicines 


3,189 61 


On account of persons 




Repairs and improvements 


3,470 97 


aided .... 


11,157 80 


Rent of nurses' home 


3,120 00 


Income from investments . 


23,507 86 


Surgical appliance shop 




Surgical appliance shop re- 




payments 


4,713 35 


ceipts .... 


3,846 65 


Annuity 


200 00 


Securities and rights sold 




Pathological laboratory, 




or exchanged 


24,661 58 


furniture, heating, light- 




Miscellaneous . 


1,479 00 


ing, printing, telephone, 








etc. .... 


9,853 61 






Miscellaneous . 


3,471 01 






Cash on hand . 


2,924 95 




SI 79,852 60 


8179,852 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$316,894.77; value of other properly, $546,038.96, viz., investments, 
SUM. 309. 18; site for new hospital, $120,729.78. 



Children's House Association, 858 Albany St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Miss Laliah B. Pingree, President; Miss Helen Romans, Secretary; 
S. I*. Shaw, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Mary Burgess, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a house for carrying on social and edu- 
cational work in the interests of a better family and neighborhood life; 
the work to include a day nursery for young children. 

Cash on hand, $38,628.88; value of land and buildings, $22,000. 

First year not completed. 



The Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of 
Boston, 277 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending April 3ft, l!Mni. 

Henry M. Williams, President; Etev. Christopher H. Elliot, 
iary; Henry Pickering, Treasurer; Parker B. Held, Superintendent. 

To solve the problems of all needy children for whom application 
may be made, by advising and guiding them at home, by giving tem- 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



porary care in the institution; by placing them for longer periods in 
private families carefully selected and supervised, and by finding suit- 
able homes for their adoption. 

Number aided during year, 302 (admitted to Home, 121; placed in 
families, 181), viz., 93 paying, 54 partly paying, 155 free. Also 542 
children aided by advice, etc. Number of beds, 52. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 2 men, 13 


women. 


Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $3,866 90 


Investments during j^ear 


847,211 01 


Subscriptions and donations 2,629 49 


Salaries and wages 


10,724 37 


Bequests .... 10,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,839 49 


On account of persons aided 4,957 07 


Repairs and improvements 


703 99 


Income from investments . 16,565 71 


Board of children 


10,173 98 


Sale of securities . . 39,497 38 


Annual report, etc. 


981 79 




Travel, etc. 


799 25 




Clothing . 


1,873 96 




Miscellaneous 


471 71 




Cash on hand . 


2,237 00 


878,016 55 


$78,016 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$129,000; value of other property, 8333,800, viz., investments, 1331,- 
800; furniture, $2,000. 



The Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, 514 
Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1900. 

Mrs. M. J. Butler, President; Mrs. M. E. Stillings, Secretary; H. 
C. Berry, Treasurer and Conductor. 

"Religious and charitable work in the interests of spiritualism, in- 
cluding teaching of children and assistance for the needy with food, 
clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



S3 24 
421 91 



S425 15 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$66 00 


Provisions and supplies 


90 51 


Rent . 


207 00 


Cash on hand . 


61 64 



$425 15 



Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Broadway, N and 
Fourth Sts., South Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. R. H. Howe, 

D.D., Secretary; George H. Richards, Treasurer; Miss Rosa Hauser, 

Matron. 



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37 



To provide a home, education, and moral and religious training For 

orphan and destitute children, in accordance with the usages of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Number aided during year, 115. Number of beds, 76. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




( lash on hand 


$3,344 40 


Investments during year 


81,300 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,533 87 


Salaries and wages 


2,928 00 


Bequests . 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


6,587 61 


On account of persons aided 


517 60 


Repairs and improvements . 


134 49 


Income from investments . 


7,613 01 


Board, clothing, and care of 




Investments sold 


1,175 00 


children in families 


4,280 92 


Miscellaneous 


35 23 


Miscellaneous 


1,045 98 






Cash on hand . 


1,942 11 




$18,219 11 


818,219 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of investments, §186,964.23. 



City Missionary Society, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1820.) 
Report for year ending Decemher 31, 1905. 

Richard H. Stearns, President; Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, Secretary 
and Superintendent; Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 

Religious and benevolent work; including home at Eliot, Me., open 
in summer for poor mothers and children, and maintained at the ex- 
pense of "Fresh Air Fund." 

Number aided during year, 1,490 families; also a day's vacation 
or a visit to the country for 9,877 persons. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 1 man, 21 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . 86,108 78 

Subscriptions and donations 41,771 51 
Bequests . . . .3,160 66 

Income from investments . 4,131 49 



855,172 44 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Temporary relief of poor 
Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas charities 
Fresh Air Fund 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 





50 


. 14,732 


92 


651 


31 


. 8,395 


OS 


. 7,282 


31 


. 12,716 


96 


. 1,978 


11 


. 3,468 


26 


355,172 


11 



Value of investments, 8102,000. 



Cullis Consumptives' Home, 560 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester Centre. (.In- 
corporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Hon. Elbridge Torrey, President; Mrs. Marie C. Mallory, Secre- 
tary ; Rev. E. D. Mallory, Treasurer; Mrs. C. M. Torrey, Matron. 

('arc of needy Consumptives in tin* las! stages of the disease, with- 



38 



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out reference to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed; Boston patients 
preferred. 

Number aided during year, 102. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 5 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash "on hand 


Sill 51 


Salaries and wages 


$4,880 68 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 2,164 48 


Provisions and supplies 


5,053 87 


Bequests . 


2,223 28 


Drugs and medicines . 


75 76 


Income from investments 


671 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


880 54 


Loans 


7,300 00 


Interest, insurance, and tele- 




Ladies' auxiliary 


1,001 14 


phone . . . . 


543 40 






Reports, etc. 


244 42 






Heating and lighting 


1,584 08 






Miscellaneous 


126 48 






Cash on hand . 


82 18 




$13,471 41 


$13,471 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$185,399; value of investments, $14,666.20. 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, E St., South Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

J. Payson Bradley, President; Arthur Neilson, Secretary; Benjamin 
F. Drown, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent and destitute soldiers and sailors of the War of 
the Rebellion and their widows and orphan children. 

Number aided during year, 32. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Interest on deposits 
Income from rents 



$1,220 29 

30 06 

1,973 80 



$3,224 15 



- Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Relief given 

Repairs and improvements 
Interest 

Fuel and lights . 
Cash on hand . 



$750 00 
300 00 
506 39 
250 00 
649 64 
768 12 

$3,224 15 



Value of property owned and partly occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,600. 



Devens Benevolent Society, Universalist Church, Church Court, Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Mary J. Day, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hooper, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, Treasurer. 

The promotion of charitable and benevolent objects in the city of 
Charlestown. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



39 



Number aided during year, 02. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Annual dues from members 

Interest on deposits . 


$6 95 

18 00 

357 44 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Aid to beneficiaries . 
Cash on hand . 


$14 00 

364 05 

4 34 




$382 39 


$382 39 



Value of property (deposits in savings banks), $6,200. 



Dorchester Relief Society, 204 Adams St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1904) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Richard C. Humphreys, President; Mrs. Sarah F. K. Nash, Secre- 
tary; Clarence B. Humphreys, Treasurer; Miss H. E. Bruce, Agent. 
Relief of the poor of Dorchester, regardless of race, creed, etc. 
Number aided during year, 100 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$271 56 


Salaries and wages 




$325 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,763 76 


Provisions and supplies 




457 73 


Income from investments . 


120 00 


Rent 




105 25 


Miscellaneous 


62 11 


District nurse . 




601 50 






Board of aged and sick poor 


579 77 






Clothing, fuel, etc. 




104 73 






Postage, printing, and 


car 








fares 




137 58 






Loans 




27 35 






Miscellaneous 




430 77 






Cash on hand . 




447 75 




$3,217 43 


$3,217 43 



Value of investments, $2,622.94. 



Dorothea Dix Hall Association, 63 West Newton St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Rev. W. H. van Allen, President; Thomas F. Reddy, Secretary; 
Mrs. Alice L. Glover, Treasurer; Miss Nella M. Whipple, Matron. 

To care for and educate the children of actors, stage children, and 
others approved by the Board of Management. Children must be 
mentally and physically sound, and between the ages of four and 
fifteen years. No limitations of sex, creed, or nationality. Rate of 
payment, from $1 to $3 per week. 

Number aided during year, 20, viz., 6 paying, 12 partly paying, 2 
free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 women. 



40 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Entertainments, etc. . 
For schooling 
Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$354 75 


Salaries and wages 


$380 00 


774 23 


Provisions and supplies 


1,806 45 


1,438 15 


Repairs and improvements . 


82 78 


1,492 34 


Rent . 


1,097 00 


136 50 


Heating and lighting . 


205 70 


47 00 


School supplies . 


17 67 


25 38 


Miscellaneous 


80 36 




Cash on hand . 


598 39 


$4,268 35 


$4,268 35 



Value of furniture, about $500. 



Elizabeth Peabody House Association, 87-89 Poplar St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss Alice A. Burditt, Secretary; 
Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer; Miss Margaret Curtis, Assistant 
Treasurer; Miss Caroline F. Brown, Superintendent. 

Educational and social work in the immediate neighborhood, with- 
out regard to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 1,100. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,740 31 

Subscriptions and donations 5,081 71 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 134 85 

Residents' board . 1,276 00 



$9,232 87 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,650 95 


Provisions and supplies 


1,221 34 


Repairs and improvements . 


511 25 


Rent and taxes 


1,399 92 


Fuel and light . 


389 53 


Printing, postage, telephone, 




and stationery 


199 24 


Miscellaneous 


246 19 


Cash on hand 


2,614 45 




$9,232 S7 



Value of investments, $1,810. 



Ellen M. Gilford Sheltering Home Corporation, Appleton Road, Brighton. 
(Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Josephine MacC. Shaw, President; Herbert B. Cushing, Treasurer; 

Albert H. Perkins, Superintendent. 

Care of stray and abandoned animals. 

Number cared for during year, 845. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $385 30 

Subscriptions and donations 2 00 

Income from investments . 5,559 86 



$5,947 16 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$2,626 53 


Salaries and wages 


1,137 50 


Provisions and supplies 


1,720 05 


Repairs and improvements 


101 66 


Miscellaneous 


86 41 


Cash on hand 


275 01 




$5,947 16 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purpose s, 
$19,800; value of investments, $108,375.01. 



Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, 12 Carver St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900 ) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Miss Louise B. Graves, President; Miss A. M. Calif, Secretary; 

Francis L. Coolidge, Treasurer; Mrs. G. I. Stead, Matron. 

For the improvement and entertainment of certain poor children. 

Number aided during year, 460. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 



$665 33 

3,908 58 

6 76 



84,580 67 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage 
Cash on hand 



81,530 00 

1,835 36 

108 67 

400 00 

706 64 

$4,580 67 



Value of property 
$20,700. 



ned 



ipied for corporate purposes, 



The Episcopal City Mission, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1843.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

lit. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts, Presi- 
dent; Chas. J. Bishop, Secretary; George S. Selfridge, Treasurer; 
Rev. Frederick B. Allen, Superintendent. 

To search out the religious needs of the city of Boston, and conduct 
missionary work within its limits. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 61, viz., 23 men, 38 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments . 

Towards cost of rectories . 

Note payable (mortgage) . 



.39,952 


09 


35,803 


58 


11,000 


00 


1,021 


97 


2,771 


34 


1,500 


00 


$62,048 98 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Salaries and wages 
I tiocesan missions 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent, fuel, and lights 
Insurance and taxes . 
Relief given 
Interest on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $15,351 


s7 


. 1,769 


73 


. 24,056 


50 


. 3,958 


r,l 


. 1,352 


65 


2,600 


.;:, 


1,051 


29 


1.044 


90 


720 


00 


5,307 


98 


1.711 


S7 


$62,048 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$156,200; value of investments, $2S,477. 



42 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Evangelistic Association of New England, 519 Tremont Temple, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Thomas Wood, President; Rev. C. L. Page, Recording Secretary; 
S. M. Sayford, Treasurer and General Secretary. 

To promote evangelical interests by securing for churches and com- 
munities evangelists, gospel soloists, pulpit supplies; also by con- 
ducting special evangelistic meetings, and by providing for daily 
visitation of the hospitals of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 110. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Earnings of secretaries 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$105 86 


Salaries and wages 


$4,142 46 


6,921 55 


Rent 


699 96 


1,924 19 


Hospital visitation work 


1,255 70 


1,886 07 


Bible class work 


471 51 




Field work 


2,594 11 




Miscellaneous 


1,451 11 




Cash on hand . 


222 82 


$10,837 67 


$10,837 67 



Faith and Hope Association, 504 Huntington Chambers, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Mrs. M. C. Kirby, President; Miss Anna B. Tubbs, Secretary; 
Miss Emma E. Ware, Treasurer. 

To visit the sick and suffering in homes and hospitals, to provide 
food and clothing for needy cases, to supply magazines, flowers, etc., 
to treat persons addicted to morphine and liquor habits, to secure 
homes for destitute children, etc. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $54 07 

Subscriptions and donations 880 38 



$934 45 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 



$875 08 
59 37 

$934 45 



The Faulkner Hospital Corporation, Centre St., Ward 23, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Henry B. Chapin, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary, 
Alfred Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Laura E. Coleman, Superin- 
tendent. 

For general hospital purposes. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 43 

Number aided during year, 340, viz., 210 paying, 30 partly paying, 
106 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $7,324 24 

Subscriptions and donations 3,500 00 

On account of persons aided 10,422 72 

Tncome from investments . 7,793 31 

Sales of investments . . 210 00 



Cr. 

Investments during year $1,500 00 

Salaries and wages . 6,485 97 

Provisions and supplies 9,614 38 

Repairs and improvements . 2,172 41 

Fuel and lights . . . 4,578 15 

Miscellaneous . 2,989 10 

Cash on hand . . 1,910 26 



$29,250 27 $29,250 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$138,278.95; value of investments, $140,498.12. 



Federated Boys' Clubs, 35 Congress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Jacob Riis, President; Lawrence B. Greenwood, Secretary; Frank 
A. Day, Treasurer. 

To associate individuals and clubs in order to promote the work of 
boys' clubs, and to further the formation of new clubs where needed; 
to receive and disburse funds, and to hold property for the purpose of 
such work. 

First year not completed. 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, 1 Causeway St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Max Mitchell, President; Bernard Davis, Treasurer. 

(1) Establishing close relations between all Jewish organizations of 
Massachusetts, for the purpose of enabling them to work in unison on 
all matters pertaining to their welfare; (2) to strive for the better- 
ment of the physical, intellectual, and social condition of the Jewish 
people of Massachusetts; (3) to assist and promote all Jewish chari- 
ties in Massachusetts, and to support the Federation of Jewish Chari- 
ties in the work of uniting with the charities of Boston. 

No report. 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, 9 Appleton St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1882.) 

Report for year ending April U0, 1906. 

Mrs. Mattie E. A. Allbe, President; Mrs. Annie J. Haynes, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Nina G. Pierce, Treasurer. 

To assist worthy spiritualists in need, and some others. 
Number aided during year, 190. 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $95 87 

Subscriptions and donations 8 25 

Income from investments . 29 04 

Membership fees . . 91 00 

Entertainments and sales . 213 53 



$437 69 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Rent 
Charity- 
Cash on hand . 



$59 00 

170 00 

84 58 

124 11 



$437 69 



Value of property, $1,016.91, viz., investments, $866.91; furniture, 
$150. 

The Fragment Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1816.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Mrs. John L. Bremer, President; Mrs. Richard J. Monks, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie A. Hough, Treasurer. 

To supply clothing to needy women and children. 
Number aided during year, about 1,000. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,716 25 

Subscriptions and donations 162 00 

Income from investments . 2,171 15 



$5,049 40 



Cr. 



Supplies . 
Cash on hand 



$1,S86 47 
3,162 93 



$5,049 40 



Value of investments, $15,575.93. 



Prances E. Willard Settlement, 24 South Russell St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Caroline M. Caswell, President and Superintendent; Nellie F. Hill, 
Secretary; Nellie E. Cook, Treasurer. 

To provide homes for young women working for wages, or receiving 
low salaries, or needing temporary aid; to assist strangers; to main- 
tain a settlement home, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,043, viz., 56 paying, 2 partly paying, 
985 free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $14 65 

Subscriptions and donations 4,521 99 

On account of persons aided 2,142 40 

Income from investments . 63 33 

Sales and entertainments . 279 56 

Clubs and classes . . 99 62 



$7,121 55 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,514 46 


Provisions and supplies 


1,193 76 


Repairs and improvements 


400 49 


Rent 


1,420 00 


Laundry . 


282 00 


Heating and lighting . 


372 21 


Furnishings 


69 22 


Vacations for girls 


22 10 


Printing, postage, etc. 


362 27 


Loans paid 


79 75 


Club and class expenses 


181 75 


Miscellaneous 


94 55 


Cash on hand . 


128 99 




$7,121 55 



Value of investments, $2,421.01. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



45 



The Franklin Square House, 11 East Newton St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

George L. Perin, President; J. Porter Russell, Secretary; William 
B. Denison, Treasurer; Mrs. Alice Gray Teele, Superintendent. 

To furnish a home for working girls and student girls, free from 
the moral dangers and physical discomforts incident to the common 
lodging-house. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 70, viz., 15 men, 55 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $6,691 67 

Subscriptions and donations 18,885 71 

On account of persons aided 90,781 29 

Miscellaneous . . . 3,021 74 



8119,380 41 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgages 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S34,344 60 
48,278 43 
12,233 81 
10,083 29 
3,465 95 
10,974 33 

$119,380 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
sl>:;7,491.46. 



The Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, 53 State St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1906. 

John D. Bryant, President and Treasurer; Arthur L. Howard, 
Clerk. 

Administering the fund received under the will of Frederick E. 
Weber, and applying the same as directed in the will, viz., to certain 
objects and purposes of benevolence or charity, public or private, 
including educational or charitable institutions, and the relief of indi- 
vidual need, regardless of nationality or color. 

Number aided during year, 39, viz., 26 individuals, 13 corporations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 managers. 



Dr. 
( lash <>n hand 
[ncome from Investments 

Sale of securities 



$5,388 34 
15,494 97 
00,052 50 



$81,535 81 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$70,546 00 


Salaries and waives 


2,000 00 


Applied for educational pur- 




poses and toward relief of 




individual need 


1,629 88 


Miscellaneous 


103 12 


Cash on hand 


4,256 SO 




SSI.. ■-,35 81 



Value of investments, $354,189. 



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The Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, 428 Quincy St., 
Dorchester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Miss Elizabeth A. Power, President; Miss Anna A. Rooney, Sec- 
retary; Adelphine R. Kohler, Treasurer; Mary A. Crowley, Matron. 
Home for poor consumptives, without regard to creed or color. 
Xnmber aided during year, 150. Number of beds, 32. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$398 


62 


Salaries and wages 


$2,893 91 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,889 


80 


Provisions and supplies 


3.608 51 


Bequests . . . . 


5,731 


60 


Repairs and improvements . 


263 99 


Entertainments, etc. . 


5,119 


33 


Interest and payment on 




Dues, etc. 


2,055 


41 


mortgages 
Insurance 
Gas, fuel, telephone, and 

water rates 
Medical appliances, drugs, 

etc. .... 
Entertainments 
Hay, grain, and straw 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


2,425 00 
194 60 

1,210 90 

490 76 
900 01 
291 58 
4,576 83 
338 67 




$17,194 


76 


$17,194 76 



Value of property owned and 
$64,000. 



ipied for corporate purposes, 



French Women's Christian Association, 212 West Newton St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Rev. Dr. J. Coit, President; Mrs. W. A. Carter, Secretary; Marcel 
L. Orleans, Treasurer; Mrs. Clemence Bouteiller, Superintendent. 

To aid young women of French birth, of sixteen years old and up- 
wards, by providing them with a home and assisting them to secure 
work. 

Number aided during year, 127, all paying. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Sales .... 

Miscellaneous 



$415 44 
360 18 

1,665 88 

215 10 

28 00 

$2,684 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



$391 25 

1,308 46 

920 57 

39 00 

25 32 

$2,684 00 



Value of furniture, $900. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, 39 Charity Building, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1848.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1906. 

C. W. Holtzer, President; O. Schmidt, Recording Secretary; W. G. 
Seyter, Finance Secretary; Sebastian Gahm, Treasurer; J. A. Weig- 
rnann, Agent. 

To aid German immigrants to procure employment, and provide 
temporary support for them; also to aid poor German residents in 
Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 129 individuals and 116 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Drawn from savings bank . 


$141 76 
833 00 

1,087 89 
200 00 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


S500 00 

. 1,394 31 

172 88 

195 46 




$2,262 65 


$2,262 65 



Value of investments, $32,167.20. 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Middlesex St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending October 22, 1905. 

Amalia Wagner, President; Jacobine Schriftgierrer, Secretary; Mrs. 
Louise Klitzke, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent Germans, and establish a home for the aged if 
possible. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$105 65 


Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 


1335 21 


Income from investments 


670 41 


464 00 


Membership dues 


155 00 


Shoes and underwear 


271 33 


Kntcrtainments, etc. . 


722 82 


Entertainments 


162 66 


Miscellaneous 


14 00 


Deposits in savings bank 


100 00 






Miscellaneous 


212 01 






Cash on hand 


122 67 




$1,667 88 


$1,667 88 



Value of investments, $31,247.23. 



The Guild of St. Elizabeth, 59 East Springfield St.. Boston. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1005. 

Mrs. Warren M. Hill, President; Miss Mary Boyle O'Reilly 
retary; Miss Margaret Carey, Treasurer; Miss Mary Mullroney, 
Matron. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Benevolent work among the children of the poor of all nationalities 
and creeds, including day nursery. 

Number aided during year, 355, viz., 30 in day nursery, 150 in 
sewing school, 175 in vacation school. Number of beds in day nursery, 
12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$658 18 


Salaries and wages 


$690 00 


Interest on deposits 


28 18 


Provisions and supplies 


356 45 


Entertainments, etc. 


979 52 


Interest on mortgage 


350 00 


Membership fees 


350 00 


Sewing school supplies 


288 78 


Day nursery 


216 56 


Vacation school 


60 00 


Vacation school 


106 00 


Miscellaneous 


81 45 


Miscellaneous . 


74 50 


Cash on hand . 


586 26 




$2,412 94 


$2,412 94 



Value of property 

$8,000. 



vned and occupied for corporate purposes. 



The Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, 46 and 48 Worcester St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

John D. Williams, President; Ezra H. Baker, Secretary; Alexander 
F. Wadsworth, Treasurer; Miss Florence C. Pearson, Matron. 

Temporary aid for young children, and taking of children for adop- 
tion. 

Number aided during year, 289. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$7,239 61 


Subscriptions and donations 


652 40 


Bequests . . . . 


1,500 00 


Income from investments . 


8,261 48 


Investments paid off . 


15,150 00 


Miscellaneous 


1 85 




$32,805 34 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Care of infants . 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



. $19,894 


70 


. 2,358 


18 


. 4,354 


07 


224 


71 


850 


IS 


82 


00 


. 5,041 


53 


$32,805 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,000; value of other property, $144,777.18, viz., investments, 
$143,777.18; furniture, $1,000. 



Hahnemann Hospital, Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Samuel A. Kimball, President; Sumner Robinson, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

For the treatment of medical and surgical cases, in accordance with 
the Hahnemann principles of homoeopathy. 

Not yet opened. 

Value of investments, $22,169.63. 



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Hale House Association, 6 and 8 Garland St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1897.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Henry B. Sawyer, President; John H. Oakes, Secretary; Henry A. 
Gordon, Treasurer; A. Isabel Winslow, Resident Director. 

To keep boys and girls off the streets, and instruct them; and to 
provide social and intellectual advantages for the neighbors. A social 
settlement. 

Number aided during year, 300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



I. Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S559 07 

Subscriptions and donations 3.056 22 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 98 46 

Fair .... 1,000 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 11 07 



S4.724 82 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,126 78 


Repairs and improvements . 


295 11 


Rent, water, and interest on 




mortgage 


900 00 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




tionery .... 


212 65 


Heating and lighting . 


308 60 


Clubs, classes, excursions, 




telephone, etc. 
Miscellaneous 


381 80 


143 50 


Cash on hand 


356 38 




$4,724 82 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



Harriet Tubman House, Inc., 37 Holyoke St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending November 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Julia O. Henson, President; Mrs. Annie W. Young, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Cornelia Robinson, Treasurer and Matron. 

To provide a lodging-house for self-supporting working girls at the 
lowest possible cost. 

Number aided during year, 52, viz., 50 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Rent of rooms . 



Cr, 



$66 35 Salaries and wages 

131 92 Rent 

719 86 Fuel, printing, etc. 



$918 13 



$112 00 
540 00 
266 13 

$918 13 



Value of household goods. $575. 



Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Joseph A. Walsh, President; Fred J. Milliken, Treasurer. 

Encouragement of physical culture and all manly sports and ath- 
letic exercises, and for the purpose of affording to the needy and sick 
opportunities for baths and exercises. 

No report. 



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The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, 3 Jerusalem Place, Boston. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending May 4, 1906. 

Samuel Kabachnik, President; J. H. Stone, Secretary; S. J. Adel- 
son, Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew immigrants, and particularly detained immigrants, 
by looking up their relatives and sending them to their right destina- 
tion. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $939 75 



$939 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Telegrams, car fares, etc. 
Cash on hand 



$600 00 

120 00 

182 66 

37 09 

$939 75 



Hebrew Industrial School, 80 Charles St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Louis Hecht, Jr., President; Miss Golde Bamber, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Mrs. Lina Frank Hecht, Treasurer. 

Industrial education of women and children. Americanization and 
moral training of children of immigrants. 
Number aided during year, 206. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Baron de Hirsch fund 
Interest on deposits . 
Sales .... 

Miscellaneous 



$3,398 79 

2,961 50 

500 00 

253 17 

41 11 

37 50 

$7,192 07 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Running expenses 

Cash on hand 



$2,406 

825 

2,307 

1,653 


20 
00 
47 

40 


$7,192 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000. 



Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, 21 Queen St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Albert Titlebaum, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary and Super- 
intendent; Fannie Moskowith, Treasurer. 

Establishing a home for the care of old and infirm Jewish men and 
women in the city of Boston. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



51 



Number aided during year, 30. Number of beds, 38. 
Number of paid officers or employees, t, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
[nterest on deposits . 

Picnic . 

Miscellaneous 



$3,229 10 

9,435 70 

114 16 

1.500 00 

222 80 



$14,501 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,243 28 


Provisions and supplies 


2,459 77 


Repairs and improvements 


3,890 13 


Payment on building 


4,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,744 37 


Cash on hand 


1,164 21 




$14,501 76 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000; value of furniture, etc., 13,000. 



Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1905. 

Mrs. Jacob H. Hecht, President; Miss Ida Engel, Secretary; Mrs. 
Daniel Frank, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To clothe and befriend the Jewish poor, and give recreation to poor 
children of the Jewish faith. 

Number aided during year, 1,300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$843 62 


Salaries and wages 


$684 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,106 00 


Country week . 


1,177 40 


Bequests .... 


25 00 


Clothing and blankets 


2,892 11 


Income from investments . 


346 47 


Miscellaneous 


658 03 


Federation of Hebrew Chari- 




Cash on hand . 


1,506 31 


ties .... 


2,750 00 






Country week collections, 








etc. .... 


1,543 99 






Miscellaneous 


303 75 








$6,918 83 


$6,918 83 



Value of investments, $9,079.15. 



Helen Weld House Association, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Mis. Harold C. Ernst, President; Miss Cornelia Bowditch, v 

fan/; Mrs. Arthur N. Broughton, Treasurer; Miss A. L. Tenny, 

Superintendent. 

A neighborhood centre; to maintain clubs of boys, girls, and adults 
of the working classes; to encourage industrial work, etc. 
Number aided during year, 350. 

Number of paid officers or employees, (>, viz., :> men. ;> women. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand . 


$1,265 62 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


$994 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,563 21 


Salaries and wages 


1,145 88 


Income from investments . 


85 09 


Repairs and improvements 


227 56 


Entertainments 


476 05 


Maintaining the work 


473 33 






Cash on hand . 


548 70 




$3,389 97 


$3,389 97 



Value of investments, $2,044.50. 



Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, corner of Beech- 
Glen St. and Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Samuel L. Dana, President; Mark Stone, Secretary; Levy Herman, 
Treasurer; Louis Cohen, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for destitute Jewish children, resident for one 
year within ten miles of State House. 

Number aided during year, 89. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 5 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $993 49 

Subscriptions and donations 6,178 59 

Entertainments, etc. . . 2,858 75 



$10,030 83 



Cr, 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Lighting . 
Printing and postage 
Interest on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$2,732 54 
4,541 62 
516 04 
238 50 
195 12 
450 00 
115 60 
1,241 41 




$10,030 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,500; value of other property, $2,225, viz., furniture and fixtures, 
$1,000; building fund, $1,125. 



Home for Aged Colored Women, 22 Hancock St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 
Report for year ending Decamber 31, 1905. 

Thomas W. Higginson, President; Miss Lucy Parsons, Secretary; 
Robert Homans, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Townsend, Matron. 

Support of indigent, aged colored women in the Home, and partial 
support of other such women outside the Home. 

Number aided during year, 52, viz., 20 inside, 32 outside. Number 
of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



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Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$2,955 12 


Investments during year 


$5,448 49 


Subscriptions and donations 


721 92 


Salaries and wages 


1,435 82 


Bequests . 


3,817 49 


Provisions and supplies 


1,906 90 


Income from investments . 


5,374 20 


Repairs and improvements . 


398 55 


Bonds called in 


1,000 00 


Fuel, light, medicines, print- 




Miscellaneous 


4 00 


ing, etc. 


699 83 






Outside aid . . 


1,427 00 






Water rates, telephone, etc. 


244 79 






Legal services and expenses 


152 00 






Miscellaneous 


141 41 






Cash on hand 


2,017 94 




$13,872 73 


$13,872 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $127,212.46. 



Home for Aged Couples, 409-417 Walnut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Elizabeth Abbott Carleton, M.D., President; Annie C. Hayden, 
Secretary; J. W. Smith, Treasurer; H. C. Wingate, Matron. 

Home for worthy couples at least sixty-five years of age. Admission 
fee, $400 for each couple. 

Number aided during year, 55. Number of beds, 46. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 3 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations $1,855 70 
Bequests .... 16,868 62 
Admission fees . . . 1,200 00 

Income from investments 

and funds . . 15,076 95 

From propertv transferred 

by inmates . . 3,800 00 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Medicines and funeral ex 

penses . 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, water, and light 
Insurance and taxes . 
Miscellaneous 



$38,801 27 



7 I 



. $21,214 02 
. 3,873 12 
. 4,964 77 


681 


•jo 


. 3,706 49 
. 1,511 09 


1,578 
. 1,272 


1)1 
57 


$38,801 


27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$123,100; value of investments, $359,594.58. 



Home for Aged Men, 133 West Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 1860.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles E. Rogerson, P resident; Charles A. Coolidge, Secretary; 
Charles W. Jones, Treasurer; Helen L. Mallory, Superintendent. 

Home, and also outside aid, for respectable men, at least fifty-five 
years of age, residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 131, viz., 51 in Home, 80 outside. Num- 
ber of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., -1 men, 13 women. 



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STATE 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Investments changed 
Settlement of suit for dam- 
ages .... 



BOARD 


OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 


$2,315 16 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


$11,045 84 


60 00 


Salaries and wages 


6,272 02 


7,008 78 


Provisions and supplies 


9,356 68 


33,259 61 


Drugs and medicines . 


670 00 


25,984 00 


Repairs and improvements 


26,781 97 




Outside beneficiaries . 


15,495 00 


10,383 00 


Annuitants 


3,500 00 




Mt. Hope Cemetery . 


1,617 75 




Fuel and light . 


2,334 16 




Miscellaneous 


1,091 74 




Casli on hand 


845 39 


$79,010 55 


$79,010 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; value of investments, $740,000. 



Home for Aged "Women, 108 Kevere St., Boston. (Incorporated 1849.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

J. Theodore Heard, President; Frank W. Kaan, Secretary; Wil- 
liam P. Blake, Treasurer; Maria F. Ladd, Matron. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, and residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, 
$150. Also provision for outside beneficiaries and beneficiaries of the 
"Doane Fund" and the "Edward Austin Fund." 

Number aided during year, 218, viz., 101 in the Home, 117 outside. 
Number of beds, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 10 men, 21 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . .*" . $11,977 97 

Subscriptions and donations 120 00 

Bequests .... 23,758 78 
Admission fees, etc. . 1,936 47 

Income from investments . 38,471 03 
Income of Edward Austin 

fund .... 1,000 00 
Investments sold or paid . 43,200 25 
Sale of old material . . 96 08 



$120,560 58 



Cr. 
Investments during year . $55,411 67 

Salaries and wages . . 10,991 67 

Provisions and supplies . 10,857 83 

Repairs and improvements . 6,938 71 

Fuel, water, and light . 3,917 29 

Insurance, taxes, etc. . 1,063 07 
Paid to outside beneficiaries 12,511 50 

Miscellaneous . . . 5,868 20 

Cash on hand . . . 13,000 64 

$120,560 58 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$234,378.40; value of investments, $693,903.46. 



Home for Destitute Catholic Children of Boston, 788 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1906. 

James W. Dunphy, President; William J. Porter, Secretary; John 

P. Manning, Treasurer; Patrick Hayden, Superintendent. 

Temporary care of destitute Catholic children. 



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55 



Number aided during year, 1,417. Number of beds, 255. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 5 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $6,550 57 

Subscriptions and donations 5,505 47 

Bequests .... 12,462 66 

Income from investments . 1,196 97 

Ladies' Aid Society . . 10,577 70 



$36,293 37 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$9,503 14 


Salaries and wages 


6,264 59 


Provisions and supplies 


14,466 85 


Repairs and improvements . 


2,989 01 


Board of children outside of 




Home . 


152 26 


Telephone 


111 75 


Miscellaneous 


632 10 


Cash on hand . 


2,173 67 




$36,293 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$140,000; value of investments, $13,400. 



Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary, 750 Harrison Ave. ; and branches at 14 Bur- 
roughs Place, and Charity Building, Chardon St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1856.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

John C. Haynes, President; Erastus T. Colburn, Secretary; J. 
Wilkinson Clapp, M.D., Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical aid for the poor. Charge of ten 
cents for medicine for such as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 16,913. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From refunded taxes 



Cr. 



$1,677 74 


Salaries and wages 


$2,673 99 


177 09 


Supplies (drugs and medi 




4,244 18 


cines) 


1,595 10 


1,305 19 


Repairs and improvements 


667 13 


86 67 


Furnishings 


367 80 




Miscellaneous 


564 53 




Cash on hand . 


1,622 32 


$7,490 87 


$7,490 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $23,082.32, viz., investments, $21,- 
082.32; furniture, $2,000. 



House of the Angel Guardian, 85 Vernon St., Roxbury. ( incorporated 1853.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Brother Jude, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; Brother 
Francis, Secretary. 

Education of boys, including industrial school. 



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Number aided during year, 664, viz 
326 free. Number of beds, 250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men 



44 paying, 294 partly paying, 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
From industries 
Miscellaneous 



$861 


(17 


13,611 


66 


4,005 


23 


15,784 


46 


8,498 


37 


187 


80 



$42,949 19 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$5,204 

24,344 

3,865 


96 
10 

G7 


6,000 00 
767 21 


2,767 


25 


$42,949 


19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$175,000; value of other property, $69,564.66, viz., furniture, ma- 
chinery, etc., $69,364.66; real estate, $200. 



House of the Good Samaritan, corner Francis and Binney Sts., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1861.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Joseph S. Bigelow, President; Miss Catherine A. Codman, Secre- 
tary; Francis W. Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Louise M. Coleman, 
Superintendent. 

A hospital for women and children, without condition of religion, 
nationality, or residence. Convalescent cases boarded at Arlington. 

Number aided during year, 214. Number of beds, 41. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 2 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $52,775 00 

Subscriptions and donations 38,273 90 

Bequests .... 2,000 00 

Income from investments 17,735 15 

Sale of old hospital . . 25,046 64 

Sale of securities . . 14,062 50 



$149,893 19 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$19,325 00 


Salaries and wages 


6,025 64 


Provisions and supplies 


7,146 05 


Drugs and medicines . 


821 15 


Repairs and improvements 


313 56 


Rent 


725 00 


Insurance 


482 01 


On account of new hospital 


101,829 42 


Miscellaneous 


2,382 45 


Cash on hand 


10,842 91 




$149,893 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$236,031.31 ; value of investments, $300,000. 



House of the Good Shepherd, 841 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Most Rev. J. J. Williams, D.D., President; Sister M. of St. Gene- 
vieve, Secretary; Sister M. of St. Peter, Treasurer and Superin- 
tendent. 



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57 



Reformation of the unfortunate, and protection of young girls ex- 
posed to danger, without distinction of race or creed. 

Number aided during year, 654, viz., 15 paving, 20 partly paying, 
619 free. Number of beds, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from industries 



SI, 205 27 

8,648 23 

8,421 32 

2,753 50 

46.810 38 

$67,838 70 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand . 



$4,496 50 
47,688 34 

1,009 03 
12,830 12 

1,814 71 

$67,838 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$352,700; value of furniture, etc., $9,760. 



Howard Benevolent Society, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Daniel W. Waldron, President; W. B. Bancroft, M.D., Secretary; 
John A. Bent, Treasurer. 
Relief of deserving poor of Boston, principally Americans. 
Number aided during year, about 2,000. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . 17,068 99 

Subscriptions and donations 1,414 00 

Income from investments 9,492 27 

Investments matured or sold 14,915 00 

From special trust fund . 6,900 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 735 27 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$40,525 53 



$13,596 


76 


550 


00 


12,025 89 


846 


03 


13,506 85 


$40,525 


53 



Value of investments, $227,329.97. 



Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 10 Tremont St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1791.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

J. C. Warren, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Jr., Recording 
Secretary; H. F. Sears, M.D., Corresponding Secretary; Francis ( \ 
Welch, Treasurer. 

Saving of life from shipwreck, and encouragement of persons in 
saving life by awarding medals, certificates, etc. 

Six vessels assisted; 61 medals and certificates awarded. 

Number of paid officers or employees. 35 men. 



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Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$2,632 83 


Income from investments 


7,071 92 


Bank tax rebate 


445 03 


Sale of old equipment 


161 15 


Dividends in liquidation 


600 00 


Miscellaneous 


42 50 




$10,953 43 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvement? 
Operating expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$2,295 00 
1,136 04 
2,524 05 
4,998 34 



$10,953 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $143,358.33. 



Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, 40 Chestnut St., Charlestown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Nelson Bartlett, President; William P. Hart, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Miss E. M. Onthank, Matron. 

Temporary home for needy Protestant children whose parents or 
guardians are residents of Charlestown district. 

Number aided during year, 24, viz., 2 paying, 22 free. Number of 
beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Withdrawn from bank 



$897 


76 


126 


iio 


700 


00 


160 


00 


5 1 1 


ss 


552 


75 


$2,98] 


.",'.i 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$979 00 
869 38 
182 32 
131 86 

818 83 



$2,981 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000; value of investments, $11,784. 



Immigrants' Home, 72-74 Marginal St., East Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Miss M. W. Perry, President; Mrs. Clara A. Norris, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. P. Stodder, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Clark, Superintendent. 

To protect young and friendless girls arriving on the Cunard and 
Dominion lines, and to make temporary provision for other women 
in need. 

Number aided during year, 3,020, viz., 270 paying, 190 partly pay- 
ing, 2,560 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



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59 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



$36 06 
1,552 29 
1,786 04 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$1,32 1 50 

1,957 50 

56 37 

25 52 

10 50 


$3,374 39 


$3,374 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,800; value of furniture, $700. 

The Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Massachusetts, 363 
Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Bunkio Matsuki, President; Tadanori Togi, Secretary; Shiro 
Takaba, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief of Japanese. 
First year not completed. 



Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1847.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

William P. Fowler, President; S. Gannett Wells, Secretary; William 

Atherton, Treasurer; Henry Peterson, General Agent. 

To find employment for worthy applicants. 

Number aided during year, 3,284. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Mortgages paid 



Cr. 



$830 58 


Investments during 


year 


$3,713 89 


1,242 00 


Salaries and wages 




3,603 30 


3,048 97 


Assistance given from Jo> 




7,245 55 


fund 




205 00 




Heating offices . 




134 72 




Telephone 




92 40 




Annual reports . 




45 00 




Miscellaneous 




306 38 




Cash on hand 




4,266 41 


$12,367 10 


$19,367 10 



Value of investments, $55,550. 



Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, 241 St. Botolph St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Francis J. Cotting, President; Thomas K. ( 'uimnins, Secretary; 
E. Pierson Beebe, Treasurer; Miss Mary M. Perry, Superintendent. 

Education and special training of crippled and deformed children 
living within the neighborhood of the school. No restrictions as i<. 
sex, color, nationality, or creed. 



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Number aided during year, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$10,067 52 


Subscriptions and donation? 


8,992 25 


Bequests 


20,500 00 


Income from investments 


3,126 57 


Industrial classes 


388 86 


Permanent fund 


1,630 00 


Fntertainments 


8,166 12 



$52,871 32 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$24,966 25 


Salaries and wages 


8,364 16 


Provisions and supplies 


2,746 47 


School supplies . 


220 49 


Transportation of pupils 


2,581 83 


Repairs and improvements 


860 90 


Fittings and furnishings 


879 66 


Annual report . 


258 85 


Elevator, lighting, and tele 




phone . 


411 22 


Miscellaneous 


341 01 


Cash on hand . 


11,240 48 




$52,871 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$160,000; value of other property, $97,910, viz., investments, $92,- 
910; furniture, etc., $5,000. 



Industrial School for Girls, 232 Centre St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1855.) 
Report for year ending Decemher 31, 1905. 

Miss A. R. Anthony, President; Mrs. W. B. Thurber, Secretary; 
William S. Hall, Treasurer; Mrs. B. A. Capron, Matron. 

Training school and home for girls of good character between ten 
and fifteen years of age, without restriction as to color, nationality, 
religion, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 43, viz., 11 partly paying, 32 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,974 66 


Investments during year 


$4,062 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,953 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,943 50 


On account of persons aided 


289 50 


Provisions and supplies 


3,187 49 


Income from investments . 


5,216 25 


Repairs and improvements . 


306 08 


Bonds matured 


3,000 00 


Lighting and telephone 


136 47 


Sale of rights 


333 87 


Clothing . . . . 


521 98 


Miscellaneous 


120 50 


Laundry . 

Matron's allowance, travel, 


227 81 






etc. . . . . 


330 68 






Miscellaneous 


416 60 






Cash on hand . 


1,754 67 




$12,887 78 


$12,887 78 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,400; value of investments, $118,030.16. 



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Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 424 Dudley St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Eugenie From, President; Rosa White, Secretary; Josephine Le- 
chene, Treasurer; Good Mother St. Adolphe, Matron. 

Home for the care of destitute men and women of good moral char- 
acter, at least sixty years of age. 

Number aided during year, 270. 

Number of beds, 230. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $300 00 

Subscriptions and donations 11,063 00 

Bequests .... 3,737 00 



SI 5, 100 00 



CV. 
Provisions and supplies . $11,469 00 
Repairs and improvements . 1,620 00 
Cash on hand . . . 2,011 00 



$15,100 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,100. 



Instructive District Nursing Association, 2 Park Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 

1888.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

Miss Elizabeth P. Cordner, President; Mrs. Ernest Amory Cod- 
man, Secretary; Mrs. Otis Norcross, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Martha 
H. Stark, Superintendent. 

To provide and support nurses to care for the sick poor of Boston 
and vicinity in their homes. 

Number aided during year, 8,743, viz., 4 paying, 87 partly paying, 
8,652 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . $1,358 87 


Investments during j'ear 


$10,034 75 


Subscriptions and donations 13,536 00 


Salaries and wages 


14,439 95 


Bequests and gifts . 10,492 00 


Uniforms, etc. . 


850 16 


On account of persons aided 560 53 


Rents 


513 92 


Income from investments 2,135 70 


Printing and postage 


436 45 


Miscellaneous . . . 134 70 


Miscellaneous 


209 36 




Cash on hand . 


1,733 21 


$28,217 80 


$28,217 SO 



Value of investments, $56,892.25. 



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Jamaica Plain Dispensary, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Charles F. Dole, President; Edward W. Brewer, Clerk; Ingersoll 
Bowditch, Treasurer. 

To provide medical attendance and medicines for the sick and 
needy poor within the limits of former Ward 23. 

Number aided during year, 395. 



Dr. 



$988 31 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


S229 86 


Investments during year 


$256 13 


Income from investments . 


758 45 


Drugs and medicines . 


14 71 






Rent 


193 33 






Nursing 


5 50 






Miscellaneous 


75 30 






Cash on hand 


443 34 



S988 31 



Value of investments, $14,372.74. 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Rev. S. U. Shearman, President; Miss C. E. Chiekering, Clerk; 
E. AY. Clark, Treasurer; Miss Emma M. Smith, Agent. 

To find work for men and women, to relieve temporary distress and 
need, and to elevate the condition of the poor. 

Number aided during year, 191. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 


$227 09 

1,202 38 

295 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
For sewing 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


S300 00 

629 07 

448 00 

92 36 

255 04 




SI. 724 47 


$1,724 47 



Value of investments, $6,881.39. 



The James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Hon. John L. Bates, President; George Payson, Secretary; Hart- 
well A. Sibley, M.D., Treasurer. 

To care for poor and homeless children. 
Cash on hand, $447.30. 
Xot yet opened. 



Part II.] CHARITABLK CORPORATIONS, 



John Howard Industrial Home, 560 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. Howard X. Brown, President; Eldridge K. Newhall, Clerk; 
James H. Earle, Treasurer; Albert Arnold, Super intendent. 

To assist discharged prisoners and others. 

Number aided during year, 1,068, viz., 554 partly paying (in labor), 
514 free; besides distribution of bread and coffee. Number of beds, 
33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 9 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash Dii hand . . S867 63 j Salaries and wages 

Subscriptions and donations 11,410 02 Provisions and supplies 



Interest on deposits 
Wood-yard receipts 
Miscellaneous 



21 37 
10,359 07 
113 81 



$22,771 90 



Repairs and improvements 

etc. 
Fue], light, telephone, etc. 
Wood and freight 
Maintenance of horses 
Postage, printing, etc. 
Mortgages and interest 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$3,720 


21 


. 5,376 


44 


1,236 90 


916 


16 


. 4,964 


98 


589 


07 


376 


18 


3,156 


78 


394 


69 


2,040 


49 


$22,771 


90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000; value of wood-yard plant, wood, furnishings, etc., S3, 000. 



Kingston Dispensary, 230 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905. ) 

A. E. Nelson, President; James L. Koch, M.D., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Free medicines, nursing, medical and surgical treatment, for all 
classes of persons. 

First year not completed. 



Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, 20 Salem St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Harris Nollmaii, President; A. L. Seidman, Secretary; I. Hershman, 
Treasurer. 

To help members and countrymen in need. 
Cash on hand, $70.52. 

\ot yet in operation. 



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Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, corner of Mont- 
gomery and Clarendon Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report from November 1, 1904, to February 28, 1906. 

Mary E. Cheney, President; Marion Major, Secretary; Mary L. 

Barker, Treasurer. 

Religious and charitable work in Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 19 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$6 28 

51 00 

1,132 24 



$1,189 52 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes and water rates 
Cash on hand . 



$840 21 

32 80 

171 80 

144 71 

$1,189 52 



Value of investments, $13,615.07. 



Ladies' Lyceum Union, 514 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Mrs. Margaret S. Butler, President; Mrs. Ella Stillings, Secretary; 
Mrs. Abbie F. Thompson, Treasurer. 

To promote spiritualism, and to aid needy and worthy persons with 
food, clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Miscellaneous . 



$136 55 

602 90 

25 80 



$765 25 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$89 60 


Provisions and supplies 


305 08 


Rent 


222 00 


Money given 


31 01 


Miscellaneous 


18 41 


Cash on hand . 


99 15 



$765 25 



Ladies' Unity Club, 64 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending January 1, 1906. 
Mrs. F. D. Osgood, President; Mrs. W. H. Emery, Secretary; Miss 
Carrie J. Littlefield, Treasurer; Mrs. Emily F. Holley, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the benefit of aged people. 
Admission fee, $500. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



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65 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Admission fees . 



$132 38 
496 41 
242 00 

4,500 00 



$5,370 79 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Funeral expenses, medical 

attendance, etc. 
Miscellaneous . . 

Cash on hand . 



$800 00 


359 


58 


697 


70 


351 


90 


272 


80 


32 


26 


2,856 


55 


$5,370 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $2,000. 



Lend a Hand Society, 1 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1906 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., LL.D., President; Mrs. Bernard 
Whitman, Secretary; Henry B. Sawyer, Treasurer. 

Union of Lend a Hand Clubs, to meet emergencies, assist in chari- 
table work, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz, 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$1,043 01 


Investments during year 


$56 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,184 33 


Salaries and wages 


962 00 


On account of persons aided 


2,037 00 


Lend a Hand Book Mission . 


1,859 41 


Income from investments . 


196 95 


Outings .... 


275 51 


Contributions . 


2,832 89 


Special cases 


2,036 19 


Sales .... 


80 00 


Printing .... 


171 38 


Miscellaneous 


342 81 


Rent .... 


400 00 






Manassas Industrial School 


688 34 






Sundry societies 


480 33 






Miscellaneous 


312 00 






Cash on hand . 


475 83 




$7,716 99 


$7,716 99 



Value of investments, $5,606.66. 



Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, 177 Chelsea St., East Boston. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 29, 1905. 

Frank Zieff, President; Jacob Weinberg, Secretary; A. Sieberg, 
Treasurer. 

Visiting the sick, nursing them, and supplying them with medicine 
if needed. 

Number aided during year, 200. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $150 00 

$150 00 



Cr. 



Medicines 



$150 00 
$150 00 



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Lincoln House Association, 80 Emerald St., and 116-120 Shawmut Ave., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Miss Hortense I. Porter, President; Miss Caroline W. King, Sec- 
retary; B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; John D. Adams, Superintend- 
ent. 

To maintain houses in Boston containing reading rooms, gym- 
nasiums, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,000, viz., 900 partly paying, 100 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 8 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,874 00 

Subscriptions and donations 12,278 08 

On account of persons aided 839 92 

Interest on deposits . . 69 56 



$17,061 56 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



$7,830 17 

8,677 87 

463 52 

90 00 

$17,061 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$136,000. 



The Lutheran Immigrant Board, Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

John August Bernhard, President; John Gullans, Secretary; J. 
Alfred Anderson, Treasurer. 

To aid immigrants and seamen by securing suitable lodging and 
proper food for them, and by ministering to their spiritual needs. 

Cash on hand, $2,409.41. 

First year not completed. 



Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, 11 North Sq., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending January 24, 1906. 

Rev. George A. Gordon, President; John A. Bennett, Recording 
Secretary; Horace P. Chandler, Corresponding Secretary; Lewis R. 
Tucker, Treasurer; Capt. Joseph P. Hatch, Superintendent. 

To improve the moral, religious, and general condition of seamen 
and their families, in Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 7,789, viz., 7,573 paying, 48 partly 
paying, 168 free. Also about 2,000 free meals furnished. Number of 
beds, 71. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 7 men, 5 women. 



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r>7 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


si 7,540 47 


Investments during year 


$14,904 10 


Bequests . 


1,500 00 


Salaries and wages 


6,321 08 


On account of persona aid 


ed 9,472 80 


Provisions and supplies 


7,353 14 


Income from investments 


. 16,171 18 


Repairs and improvements 


955 16 


Principal collected 
Miscellaneous 


4,500 00 


Gratuities 


1,141 50 


480 00 


T wharf reading room 


700 00 






Entertainments 


479 08 






Taxes, etc. 


572 50 






Printing 


1,003 39 






Cash on hand . 


16,174 44 




$49,664 45 


$49,664 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $306,890. 



Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind, Ex- 
periment Station, 678 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. Edward Cummings, President; Robert L. Raymond, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, Treasurer; Charles F. F. Campbell, 
Superintendent and Agent. 

To help the blind to help themselves. Object of Experiment Sta- 
tion: to find remunerative work, — first, for those unable to leave 
their homes; second, for those who can work best in shops for the 
blind; third, for those who are capable of adapting themselves to con- 
ditions in factories for the seeing. 

Employment given at Experiment Station to 14 totally or partially 
blind. Positions for 6 others found in factories for the seeing. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 



$9,118 93 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$580 07 


Salaries and wages 


$3,603 33 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,530 42 


Wages to blind workers 


1.247 H'y 


Interest on deposits 


13 98 


Equipment and stock 


2,016 49 


Lectures and sales 


1,994 46 


Rent and maintenance 


469 25 


Loan .... 


1,000 00 


Relief and board 


344 53 






Printing and postage 


682 48 






Miscellaneous 


721 39 






Cash on hand 


33 61 



$9, US 93 



Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1821.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1906. 

Rev. J. V. Garton, President; Etev. H. J. Adams, Secretary; John 
F. Barnes, Treasurer. 

Relief of widows and orphans of deceased Baptist ministers of 
Massachusetts. 



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Number aided during year, 44. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,128 26 

Subscriptions and donations 812 05 

Bequests .... 17,666 66 

Income from investments . 8,012 99 



$31,619 96 



Cr. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Given to widows and or- 
phans . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$17,828 29 
300 00 

7,919 00 

205 99 

5,366 68 

$31,619 96 



Value of investments, $194,710.50. 



Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 233 Charles St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1826.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

George B. Shattuck, President; Robert Homans, Secretary; Henry 
Parkman, Treasurer; Dr. Farrar Cobb, Superintendent. 

Treatment of eye and ear patients. 

Number aided during year, 2,784, -uz., 691 paying, 610 partly pay- 
ing, 1,483 free; also 85,615 out-patients. Number of beds, 160. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 94, viz., 30 men, 64 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $38,422 19 
Subscriptions and donations 105 00 
Bequests . . . 2,000 00 
On account of persons aided 8,691 52 
Income from investments . 16,296 75 
State appropriation . . 30,000 00 
Medicines and optical sup- 
plies .... 14,304 10 
Miscellaneous . . . 2,932 01 



$112,751 57 



Cr. 
Investments during year . $10,825 00 
Salaries and wages . . 31,128 45 
Provisions and supplies . 17,212 68 
Drugs and medicines . . 4,471 49 
Repairs and improvements . 7,577 78 
Heat, light, and power . 9,746 91 
Instruments and surgical ap- 
pliances . . . 10,341 16 
Furniture . . . 2,114 30 
Miscellaneous . . . 7,396 62 
Cash on hand . . . 11,937 18 

$112,751 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$500,000; value of investments, $325,000. 



Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 89 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1794.) 

Report for year ending November 10, 1905. 

Thomas Sherwin, President; Henry H. Sprague, Secretary; Charles 

B. Cumings, Treasurer. 

Relief of suffering by fire, and other charitable purposes. 

Number aided during year, 140. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



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Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,851 53 


Salaries and wages 


$250 00 


Membership fee 


5 00 


Merchandise 


45 00 


Income from investments 


2,283 09 


Charitable institutions 


700 00 






Tools to supply losses by fire 


2,351 00 






Miscellaneous . 


470 86 






Cash on hand . 


322 76 




$4,139 62 


$4,139 62 



Value of investments, $57,322.76. 



Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, 50 Congress St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1736.) 

Report for year ending May 28, 1906. 

Alexander S. Wheeler, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Secretary; 
Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

For the relief of widows and daughters of deceased Unitarian and 
Trinitarian Congregational clergymen of Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Income from investments 

Investments paid off . 


. $9,740 93 

. 14,151 14 

32 00 


Salaries and wages 
To beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 




$23,924 07 





Cr. 



$300 00 

9,416 25 

23 85 

14,183 97 

$23,924 07 



Value of investments, $355,624.50. 



The Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, 29 Temple 
Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Gertrude E. Meggett, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Alice 
G. Whitcomb, Secretary. 

To incite its members to a performance of kind and helpful deeds, 
and thus to bring the sunshine of happiness into the greatest possible 
number of hearts and homes. Clothing and miscellaneous articles 
given, cheerful letters sent, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
(lash on hand 

Subscriptions and dona! inns 
Special cases 
Voluntary dues 
Miscellaneous . 



$19 23 

90 20 

54 20 

45 20 

104 32 

$313 15 



Cr. 



Special 


cases 


$77 


60 


Express 


and postage . 


35 


37 


Rent 




III 


00 


Miscellaneous 


in 


13 


Cash on 


hand . 


L5 


S5 



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Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston. (Incorporated 

1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

James J. Minot, M.D., President; Miss Mary C. Clark, Secretary; 
Robert G. Loring, M.D., Treasurer. 

(1) Management of school yard summer playgrounds; (2) man- 
agement of Charlesbank gymnasium; (3) instruction in nursing to 
women; (4) lectures to policemen and firemen on emergency treat- 
ment. 

Average daily attendance at nine playgrounds for two months, 
2,700; number of policemen and firemen instructed, 115. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 11 men, 26 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $976 70 

Subscriptions and donations 1,973 57 



$2,950 27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$1,565 00 
368 00 
503 17 
514 10 

$2,950 27 



Massachusetts General Hospital, Blossom St., Boston, and McLean Hospital, 
Belmont. (Incorporated 1811.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles H. Dalton, President; Charles H. W. Foster, Secretary; 
Franklin Haven, Treasurer; Dr. Herbert B. Howard, Administrator. 

Relief of the sick and injured (except contagious and chronic cases) ; 
and at Belmont care of the insane, and convalescent home of the 
General Hospital; also a nurses' home at Roxbury. 

Number aided during year, 5,401, viz., 1,966 paying, 358 partly 
paying, 3,077 free. Number of beds, 473. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 597, viz., 241 men, 356 
women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $33,555 08 
Subscriptions and dona- 
tions .... 30,575 50 
Bequests . . . 384,113 70 
On account of persons 

aided .... 322,186 57 

Income from investments . 142,464 49 

Mortgage notes paid . 1,200 00 

Real estate sold . . 3,000 00 

Sale of bonds and stocks . 80,957 11 

Bonds matured . . 24,000 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,170 27 



$1,023,222 72 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest . 
Insurance 
Notes paid 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



$312,352 77 

168,465 55 

267,524 77 

22,634 07 

133,131 21 

16,890 30 

12,544 46 

75,000 00 

8,004 62 

6,674 97 



$1,023,222 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,559,484.81; value of investments, $3,121,293.80. 



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71 



Massachusetts Health Company, 145 High St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
A. P. Bicknell, President; G. Raymond Tuttle, Secretary; George 
H. Tuttle, Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical service and medicine, on weekly 
payment of ten cents. 

Number aided during year, 796, viz., 580 paying, 47 partly paying, 
169 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . _ . $24 80 

Subscriptions and donations 36 00 

On account of persons aided 2,782 35 



$2,843 15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Child-births 
Cash on hand 



$2,296 10 
193 60 

60 00 
270 00 

23 45 

$2,843 15 



Massachusetts Home for Intemperate "Women, corner Binney and Smyrna Sts., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report'for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Rev. James Reed, President; Mrs. Sarah J. Boyden, Secretary; 
Mrs. W. W. Potter, Treasurer; Mrs. B. F. Moor, Superintendent and 
Matron; Mrs. Mary R. Charpiot, Supervising Matron. 

The care and reformation of intemperate women, without restric- 
tion of age, color, creed, residence, or character. 

Number aided during year, 232, viz., 1 paying, 231 free. Number 
of beds, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $305 44 


Salaries and wages 


$3,725 70 


Subscriptions and donations 590 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,028 78 


On account of persons aided 52 95 


Repairs and improvements 


748 92 


Income from investments 420 00 


Coal and gas 


2,970 07 


Laundry ... 13,663 93 


Dry goods 


272 93 


Sewing . . 149 85 
Miscellaneous . . . 26 52 


Hay and grain . 


281 01 


Laundry supplies 


413 40 




House expenses 


1,049 83 




Interest and insurance 


442 00 




Printing and telephone 


213 95 




Miscellaneous 


894 86 




Cash on hand 


167 24 


$15,208 69 


$ 15.20S 69 



Value of property owned and occupied 
$42,100; value of investments, $10,000. 



for corporate purposes, 



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Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, East Concord St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles R. Codman, President; E. T. Colburn, Secretary; Charles 
H. Watson, Treasurer; William O. Mann, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the acute sick, without regard to residence, except cases of con- 
tagious disease and insanity. 

Number aided during year, 3,917, viz., 705 paying, 1,561 partly 
paying, 1,651 free. Number of beds, 234. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 180, viz., 35 men, 145 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,061 05 

Subscriptions and donations 5,100 00 

Bequests . . . 12,074 08 

On acco\int of persons aided 76,535 59 

Income from investments . 53,656 35 

From Sunny Bank Home . 3,398 92 



$153,825 99 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
On account of Sunny Bank 

Home . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $1,186 


00 


. 46,818 


94 


. 70,425 


78 


. 12,598 


48 


. 10,934 


17 


. 4,214 


• is 


. 3,212 


16 


. 4,435 


78 



$153,825 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$387,890.11; value of investments, $1,188,101.25. 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, 106 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorpo- 
rated 1867.) 

Report for nine months ending October 31, 1905. 

Charles P. Putnam, President; Mrs. Elliott P. Joslin, Secretary; 
George E. Cabot, Treasurer; Miss Alice A. Dillon, Matron. 

To provide for destitute children under two years of age. 

Number aided during year, 188, viz., 62 paying, 108 partly paying, 
18 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$1,867 94 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,550 00 


Bequests .... 


6,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


3,402 97 


Income from investments . 


4,700 04 


Sale of stocks . 


9,950 00 


Mortgage matured 


3,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,021 11 




$34,992 06 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of children 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



. $17,161 


87 


4,626 


•IS 


3,772 


81 


263 


03 


1,348 


48 


4,422 


75 


. 1,738 


13 


. 1,658 


.-,i 


$34,992 


06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,832.76; value of investments, $140,756.35. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending October 17, 1905. 

David W. Cheever, M.D., President; William H. Prescott, M.D., 
Secretary; William L. Richardson, M.D., Treasurer. 

Pecuniary assistance to members of the medical profession, their 
widows and children. 

Number aided during year, 16. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



$1,438 61 

340 00 

1,628 55 

2,542 57 

$5,949 73 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Annuities and charity 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,038 14 

1,981 00 

104 75 

2,825 84 

$5,949 73 



Value of investments, $58,400. 

Massachusetts Prison Association, 56 Pemberton Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

J. G. Thorp, President; Warren F. Spalding, Secretary; Henry 
S. Blake, Treasurer. 

To enlighten public opinion concerning the prevention and treat- 
ment of crime, secure the improvement of penal legislation, protect 
society from habitual criminals, befriend the innocent and ignorant 
under accusation, promote the welfare of those placed on probation 
by the courts and also of the families of prisoners, assist prisoners in 
the work of self-reform, aid released prisoners in living honorably. 

Number aided during year, 307. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Returned by beneficiaries . 



$217 46 

2,684 33 

78 85 



$2,980 64 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Relief of beneficiaries 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $2,000 


00 


342 


90 


180 


00 


259 


80 


197 


94 


$2,980 


54 



Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, 24 State House, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending April .SO, 1906. 

Rev. James DeNormandie, President; Charles Liffler, Secretary; 
William I. Bowditch, Treasurer; George E. Cornwall, Agent. 
To advise discharged prisoners, furnish them with aid in the nature 



74 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of board, clothing, tools, and transportation, and assist them to pro- 
cure employment. 

Number aided during year, 465. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Matured investments 



Cr. 



$735 46 
1,084 78 
1,822 02 
3,000 00 


Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Aiding prisoners 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$4,000 00 

800 00 

827 88 

29 77 

984 61 


$6,642 26 


$6,642 26 



Value of investments, $33,740.14. 



Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 19 Milk St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

George T. Angell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

To prevent cruelty to animals, and prosecute when not able to 
prevent. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 18 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $12,927 27 

Subscriptions and donations 7,705 87 

Bequests . . . . 41,592 36 

Income from investments . 13,616 61 

Sale of publications . 6,403 44 

Fines and witness fees . 1,536 89 



$83,782 44 



Cr. 

Investments during year 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Publications 

Postage, stationery, tele- 
phone, etc. 

Travelling expenses, ambu- 
lance service, feeding ani- 
mals, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$19,031 09 

26,584 50 

1,680 00 

9,521 78 

3,788 89 



7,548 25 

674 60 

14,953 33 

$83,782 44 



Value of investments, $352,997.43. 



Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, office and 
temporary home at 43 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Grafton D. dishing, President; Charles K. Morton, General Agent 
and Secretary; Charles F. Atkinson, Treasurer; Miss Eurydice M. 
Wilson, Matron. 

To prevent all forms of ill-usage of children in violation of law. 



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75 



Number of cases during year, 5,023; number aided in temporary 
home, 239. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 7 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$4,567 


64 


16,696 


71 


24,600 


00 


6.323 


02 


395 


00 


$52,582 37 



Cr. 
Investments during j'ear 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Interest on mortgage 
Office, printing, and general 

expenses 
Cash on hand . 



827,215 

12,798 

897 

476 

997 


77 
75 
78 
59 
50 


7,106 
3,089 


33 

67 


$52,582 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,179.83 (mortgage, $25,000); value of investments, $171,881.46. 



The Memorial Trust, 178 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rufus B. Tobey, President; Charles G. Farwell, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To assist worthy persons to positions of self-support by the careful 
and conscientious study of conditions, and the application of proper 
forces; to minister by sympathetic advice and suggestion; and where 
possible to afford relief in the wisest manner. 

Number aided during year, 764, viz., 16 partly paying, 748 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,740 29 

Subscriptions and donations 5,548 14 

In trust for beneficiaries 8,990 25 



$20,278 68 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,700 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,906 14 


Board of pensioners, wards, 




etc. . 


7,875 49 


Miscellaneous 


400 00 


Cash on hand 


7,397 05 




$20,278 68 



The Merrimac Street Mission, 134 Merrimac St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for year ending September 18, 1906. 

Dr. John F. Cowan, President; Miss H. L. Fickett, Secretary; L. 
F. Eaton, Treasurer; Robert X. Wilkins, Superintendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of unfortunate 
men, women, and children, by maintaining reading, recreation, lunch 
and lodging-rooms, etc 

Number aided during year, 104. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $126 39 

Subscriptions and donations 2,132 58 



$2,258 97 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements . 
Rent .... 

Heating, lighting, office ex- 
penses, etc. 
Cash on hand . 



$763 00 

23 10 

564 00 

771 85 
137 02 

$2,258 97 



Value of furniture, etc., about $750. 



The Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, corner of Shawmut 
Ave. and Corning St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for five months ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. E. J. Helms, President; Miss Edna C. Brown, Secretary; F. C. 
Moore, Treasurer. 

Educating and relieving the poor, improving their homes and home 
conditions, and giving them religious instruction. 

Number aided during year, 1,312. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 11 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$398 11 


Salaries and wages 


$1,432 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,135 03 


Relief given 


1,074 65 


Sales . 


2,654 80 


Repairs and improvements . 


396 13 


Miscellaneous 


1,020 23 


Rent .... 
Machinery and supplies for 


222 00 






departments . 


1,568 21 






General expense for depart- 








ments .... 


1,347 06 






Miscellaneous 


101 91 






Cash on hand . 


1,066 21 




$7,208 17 


$7,20S 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,750. 



The Mount Pleasant Home, 3 Northern Ave., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for j r ear ending February 28, 1906. 

Albert Metcalf, President; Arthur Sibley, Secretary; Frank B. 
Homans, Treasurer; Annette E. Taft, Matron. 

Care of worthy, indigent persons, at least sixty-five years of age, 
without regard to sex, nationality, creed, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 32, viz., 31 partly paying, 1 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



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77 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$754 10 


Salaries and wages 


$3,167 48 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,079 85 


Provisions and supplies 


2,914 64 


On account of persons aided 


5,058 08 


Repairs and improvements . 


368 00 


Income from investments . 


162 64 


Interest . 


96 04 


Notes payable . 


900 00 


Notes payable . 


900 00 


Miscellaneous 


26 96 


Paid on mortgage of Home 


2,600 00 






House furnishings 


700 50 






Cash on hand . 


234 97 




$10,981 63 


$10,981 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of property held for investment, $5,000. 



Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Massachusetts, 17 Staniford St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Leo W. Pickert, President; Philip Rubenstein, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Mrs. F. L. White, Matron. 

For the purpose of affording medical and surgical aid and nursing 
to sick or disabled persons of any creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 6,592, viz., 5,414 paying, 1,178 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $73 33 


Salaries and wages 


$1,046 50 


Subscriptions and donations 767 00 


Supplies .... 


606 66 


On account of persons aided 1,299 31 


Repairs and improvements . 


116 36 


Membership dues . . 1,032 50 


Rent .... 


602 83 




Heating and lighting 


234 72 




Printing, postage, and tele- 






phone .... 


261 55 




Miscellaneous . 


217 34 




Cash on hand 


86 18 


$3,172 14 


$3,172 14 



Musicians' Aid Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Robert S. Gorham, President; Walter S. Whitney, Clerk; J. Tudor 
Gardiner, Treasurer. 

Assistance of indigent musicians, and of the indigent families, 
widows, and orphans of musicians. 

No report. 



The Needlewoman's Friend Society, 149A Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1851.) 

Report for year ending April 14, 1906. 
Mrs. William M. Conant, President; Mrs. Georgr \Y. Wheelwright, 
Secretary; Bernard C. Weld, Treasurer; Miss Honniker, Superin- 
tendent. 



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For the purpose of giving sewing, with adequate compensation, to 
indigent women. 

Number aided during year, about 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . -^2.330 52 

Subscriptions and donations 116 00 

Bequests . . . 2,328 11 

Income from investments . 2,167 35 

Sale of investments . . 4,565 95 

Sale of articles . . 1,528 27 



S13.036 20 



Cr. 

Investments during year 

Salaries and wages 

Paid to sewing women 

Materials . 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand . 



$6,670 83 

1,165 75 

2,402 27 

1,283 01 

127 24 

520 00 

141 63 

725 47 

SI 3, 036 20 



Value of investments, $49,125. 



New England Baptist Hospital, Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Edward H. Haskell, President; J. L. Harbour, Clerk; William G. 
Burbeck, Treasurer; Emma A. Anderson, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of patients, with special reference 
to the gratuitous treatment of the sick poor of Boston and vicinity, 
without discrimination of sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 365, viz., 273 paying, 21 partly paying, 
71 free. Number of beds, 41 (including tent-service). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 2 men, 25 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Note discounted 
Miscellaneous 



S507 


59 


2,780 


80 


2,250 


00 


14,993 


41 


1,000 


00 


392 


22 


821,924 


02 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,553 91 


Provisions and supplies 


5,547 41 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,304 01 


Repairs and improvements 


2,375 77 


Heating, lighting, etc. 


3,068 44 


Interest, insurance, etc. 


1,493 53 


Note paid 


1,000 00 


Cash on hand 


1,580 95 




$21,924 02 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. 



The New England Convalescent Rest Home, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Elisha T. Harvell, President; \\\ Irving Blanchard, M.D., Clerk; 
Joseph B. Moors, Treasurer. 

Providing a home in the country for convalescent persons. 
Not yet opened. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS 



New England Deaconess Association, 691 and 693 Massachusetts Ave., 
Boston, and 175 Bellevue St., Longwood. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1D05. 

Rev. W. T. Perrin, Ph.D., President; Mrs. T. C. Watkins, Secre- 
tary; Henry D. Degen, 'Treasurer; Miss Adeliza A. Betts, Super- 
intendent of Hospital. 

Surgical and medical treatment, without regard to age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 246, viz., 141 paying, 50 partly paying, 
bo free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Oasb on hand . . 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 







Cr. 




$3,047 


25 


Investments during year 


$2,375 4<s 


! 9,314 


21 


Salaries and wages 


4,712 18 


5,764 


16 


Provisions and supplies 


6,419 02 


6,870 


83 


Drugs and medicines . 


890 98 


425 


12 


Repairs and improvements 


1,117 49 






Rent 


602 76 






Interest 


225 00 






Miscellaneous 


2,753 07 






Cash on hand 


6,325 59 


S25,421 


57 


S25,421 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,600; value of investments, $12,341. 



New England Eye and Ear Hospital, corner Charles and Pinckney Sts., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1905. 

Benjamin F. Stacey, President; Miss M. T. Vialle, Secretary; Dr. 
Charles F. Stacey, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Treatment of poor and needy of New England, without regard to 
age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 



Number aided during year, 2,248, viz 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man 



40 partly paying, 2,208 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $89 75 

On account of persons aided 42 50 

Sale of medicines . 2,079 75 

Deficit . . 498 43 



$2,710 43 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$475 00 


Provisions and supplies 


S5() 00 


Ren1 


900 OO 


Deficit 


469 68 


Miscellaneous 


15 75 




$2,710 43 



80 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



New England Helping Hand .Society, 124 Pembroke St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1887.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Sara Leighton, President; Mrs. Mary Barker Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Anna E. Stoddard, Treasurer; Miss Julia F. Hubbard, 
Superintendent. 

To provide homes for working girls, and otherwise extend a helping 
hand to them. 

Number aided during year, 60, viz., 57 partly paying, 3 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$42 09 


Salaries and wages 


$960 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


450 55 


Provisions and supplies 


2.265 25 


Bequests .... 


500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


484 80 


On account of persons aided 


2,313 93 


Miscellaneous 


179 60 


Fairs and entertainments . 


406 18 


Cash on hand . 


2 10 


Membership fees 


139 00 






Miscellaneous 


40 00 








$3,891 75 


$3,891 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,000; value of other property, $1,500, viz., real estate, $500; 
household goods, $1,000. 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, 202 West Newton St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

John Carr, President; Arthur S. Johnson, Secretary; William G. 
Brooks, Treasurer; Rev. V. A. Cooper, D.D., Superintendent. 

To rescue children between two and twelve years of age from want 
and shame, feed, clothe, and instruct them, and place them in good 
homes. 

Number aided during year, 382. Number of beds, 136. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 25 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,816 25 


Investments during year 


$32,601 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


20,037 78 


Salaries and wages 


15,956 37 


Bequests . 


10,355 11 


Provisions and supplies 


14,034 47 


Income from investments . 


18,545 19 


Repairs and improvements 


1,245 29 


Sales of stocks, bonds, etc. . 


16,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,302 40 






Cash on hand . 


2,113 82 




$67,254 33 


$67,254 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,900; value of investments, $367,039.24. 



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81 



New England Hospital for Women and Children, Dimock St., Roxbury. 
(Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Miss Helen F. Kimball, President; Mrs. Emma E. Butler, Secre- 
tary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer; Dr. Stella M. Taylor, Super- 
intendent and Resident Physician. 

To provide for women the aid of competent physicians of their own 
sex; to assist educated women in the practical study of medicine; to 
train nurses for the care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 1,098, viz., 563 paying, 205 partly 
paying, 330 free. Number of beds, 200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 46, viz., 6 men, 40 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . _ . $1,251 97 

Subscriptions and donations 2,545 49 

Bequests .... 53,248 86 

On account of persons aided 21,704 70 

Income from investments . 29,765 99 

Sale of securities, etc. . 49,601 65 

Dispensary receipts . 5,641 77 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,468 65 



$165,229 08 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines 
Repairs and improvements 
Income expense 
Dispensary expenses . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $98,381 
. 17,326 
. 22,459 
. 5,002 


18 
88 
22 

24 


. 8,235 

. 3,839 

. 6,675 

9 


60 
67 

31 
72 


. 3,299 


26 


$165,229 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$345,900; value of investments, $570,007.51. 



New England Moral Reform Society (Talitha Cumi Home), 206 West 
Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Dr. Caroline E. Hastings, President; Dr. Julia M. Plummer, Sec- 
retary; Miss C. M. Otis, Treasurer; Mrs. Harriot T. Todd, Super- 
intendent. 

Maternity home for unmarried girls. 

Number aided during year, 61, viz., 16 paying, 11 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
< mi accounl of persona aided 
[ncome from investments . 
Apron sale 
Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 



$1,230 

4,472 

1,413 

192 


62 
66 
25 

si 


1,346 
614 


02 


74 


75 


$9,344 60 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,1 56 15 


Provisions and supplies 


2,705 58 


Repairs and improvements 


147 60 


Medical services 


670 00 


Postage and printing 


316 74 


Telephone 


85 66 


Miscellaneous 


167 22 


Cash on hand . 


2,08 




$9,344 60 



82 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
59,500; value of investments, $3,780. 



New England Training School for Nurses, 365 Massachusetts Ave. 
Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 



William J. Johnstone, President; A. 
P. E. Deehan, M.D., Treasurer. 
Training of nurses. 
No report. 



J. Wilson, M.D., Secretary; 



Nickerson Home for Children, 14 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1850.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Dawes, President; Mrs. Garafelia M. Dawson, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Mary M. Holway, Treasurer; Mrs. Lola C. Hohvay, 
Superintendent. 

Temporary home for poor children between the ages of three and 
twelve, generally orphans or half-orphans. 

Number aided during year, 86, viz., 36 paying, 16 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$97 17 


Salaries and wages 


$779 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,570 14 


Provisions and supplies 


2,326 18 


On account of persons aided 


1,326 42 


Repairs and improvements 


50 00 


Income from investments . 


185 00 


Miscellaneous 


103 50 


Drawn from reserve fund . 
Miscellaneous 


69 00 
36 00 


Cash on hand 


25 05 




$3,283 73 


$3,283 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of other property, $983.81, viz., investments, $369.31; 
building fund, $614.50. 



North Bennet Street Industrial School, 39 North Bennet St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw, President; Miss Katharine A. Homans, Sec- 
retary; Russell G. Fessenden, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary A. Tilton, Su- 
perintendent. 

Social and educational purposes, including classes in manual train- 
ing, reading rooms, kindergarten, day nursery, etc. 

Number aided during year, about 1,770. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 41, viz., 9 men, 32 women. 



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83 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


SI, 340 28 


Salaries and wages . . $16,750 68 


Subscriptions and donations 


21,851 98 


Supplies .... 4,837 58 


Income from investments . 


504 68 


Repairs and improvements . 462 15 


Day nursery 


130 74 


Interest on notes . . 750 00 


Sale of articles made . 


134 05 


Cash on hand . . . 1,398 45 


Miscellaneous 


237 13 






$24,198 86 


$24,198 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,300; value of other property, $15,449.25, viz., investments, $13,- 
949.25; furniture and fittings, $1,500. 



North End Diet Kitchen, 8 Staniford PL, Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Dwight Foster, President; Miss Marian L. Blake, Secretary; 
Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, Assistant Treasurer; 
Mrs. Eloise J. Spencer, Matron. 

To provide, free of expense, such diet and food for sick persons as 
may be directed by the physicians of the dispensaries of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 22,878 diets, viz., 4,859 partly paying, 
18,019 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$89 68 


Investments during year 


$736 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,970 00 


Salaries and wages 


322 00 


Diets sold 


232 95 


Provisions and supplies 


2,240 26 


Income from investments . 


491 79 


Repairs and improvements 


7 34 


Drawn from bank 


300 00 


Rent 


276 00 


Bonds matured 


500 00 


Fuel 


62 02 


Capital .... 


220 50 


Printing and postage 


18 85 






Miscellaneous 


24 00 






Cash on hand 


118 45 




$3,804 92 


$3,804 92 



Value of investments, $8,484.24. 



North End Ladies' Aid Association, 27 Prince St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1897) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Israel Fish, President; Marks Quint, Secretary; Sarah Sodekson, 
Treasurer; Simon Malinsky, Collector. 

To loan money in small sums, without interest, to poor Hebrews of 
Boston. 

Number aided during year, .V2'2. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



84 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Loans outstanding 


$484 84 

563 35 

3,156 50 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Loans outstanding 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$180 68 

. 3.569 99 

97 50 

356 52 




$4,204 69 


$4,204 69 



Value of property, one safe, $118. 

Olette Relief Association, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Abraham Laskovitz, President; Myer Falk, Secretary; Morris 
Laskovitz, Treasurer. 

Helping those who are in need and distress, and establishing a 
place for meetings. 

No report. 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Belief of Needy Musicians, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1889.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

B. J. Lang, President; Charles F. Smith, Secretary; Charles H/ 

Ditson, Treasurer. 

Relief of sick, disabled, and needy musicians. 

Number aided during year, 21. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,758 18 

Income from investments . 1,467 63 



Cr. 
Beneficiaries . . . $897 75 

Cash on hand . . . 2,328 06 



$3,225 81 



$3,225 81 

Value of investments, $31,000. 



Peter Bent Brig-ham Hospital, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Alexander Cochrane, President; Lawrence H. H. Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Edmund D. Codman, Treasurer. 

Hospital for sick poor in the county of Suffolk. 

Value of investments and cash on hand, $5,045,255.54. 

Not yet in operation. 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, 43 Kilby St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1858.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

C. Edwin Miles, M.D., President; Alonzo R. Weed, Secretary; 
Arthur E. Dennis, Treasurer. 

To aid and relieve the sick, infirm, and aged members of the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



85 



the needy and distressed widows and orphans of deceased members 
of said Conference. 

Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$536 88 


Investments during year 


$5,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


381 65 


Beneficiaries 


1,125 00 


Bequests .... 


4,815 00 


Premium and interest on in- 




Income from investments 


1,487 85 


vestments 


106 39 


Liquidation, Atlas Bank 


126 00 


Miscellaneous 


62 50 


Miscellaneous 


21 54 


Cash on hand . 


1,075 03 




$7,368 92 


87,368 92 



Value of investments, $35,449. 



The Red Cross Bureau, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Torrey E. Wardner, President; Charles M. Beardslee, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor and unemployed of Boston and vicinity by 
furnishing them with financial assistance, or providing them with pro- 
visions, fuel, clothing and other necessaries, and by otherwise assist- 
ing and advising them. 

No report. 



The Refuge in the City of Boston, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1823.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

Winthrop S. Scudder, President; James B. Hawkins, Secretary; 
Lewis Kennedy Morse, Treasurer; Miss A. J. x\nderson, Superin- 
tendent. 

To afford relief, assistance, and protection to penitent females. 

Number aided during year, 32. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, G, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $1,326 83 

Income from investments . 3,110 50 

Sale of securities . . 600 00 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


168 75 
2,135 96 

408 88 

44 28 

1,479 46 



$5,037 33 15,037 33 

(Salaries and certain other expenses paid hy Bethesda Society.) 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
820,000; value of investments, about $33,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



< . 



Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston. (Incorporated 1903) 

John Shepard, President; Samuel A. Merrill, Secretary; Charles 
J. Lincoln, Treasurer. 

For the care and medical and surgical treatment of citizens of 
Boston incapable of obtaining a comfortable livelihood by reason of 
chronic or incurable disease. 

Not yet in operation. 

The Robert Treat Paine Association, 6 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; John H. Storer, Clerk; Robert T. 
Paine, Jr., Treasurer; Edmund Billings, Superintendent of People's 
Institute. 

"To found a Christian charity, to promote the spiritual, moral, 
and physical welfare of the working classes by caring for persons in 
distress, by cultivating kindlier relations between rich and poor, by 
building or maintaining workingmen's institutes, working girls' clubs, 
temperance restaurants, homes for the aged, reading rooms, libraries, 
schools for manual training, or model homes for the people, by foster- 
ing church services, schools, charities or missions, or by whatever 
other means may contribute to the well-being of the working classes." 

Number aided during year, 869, viz., 810 partly paying, 59 free. 
Number of beds, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 8 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 

On account of persons aided 
Interest and rents from real 

estate . 
Overdrawn balance . 



Cr. 



$700 00 


Salaries and wages 




$2,739 88 




Repairs and improvements . 


837 39 


5,577 87 


Running expenses of 


Peo- 




3,036 76 


pie's Institute 




1,527 36 




Taxes 




838 40 




Charity gifts 




1,204 00 




Cash overdrawn 




2,167 60 


$9,314 63 


$9,314 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$53,400; value of other property, $49,128.68, viz., investments, $48,- 
800; uninvested principal, $328.68. 



Roxbury Charitable Society, 106 Roxbury St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1799.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Fred. O. White, President; William Dudley Cotton, Jr., Secretary; 

Edward B. Reynolds, Treasurer; Fred M. Briggs, Agent. 

To assist the worthy poor within the limits of Old Roxbury. 



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87 



Number aided during year, 1,471. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequc- 

Income from investments 

Wood sales at wood van! 



$481 


00 


s 795 


.-,o 


1,000 


00 


4,909 


46 


4,678 


67 


$11,864 


63 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$135 39 


Salaries and wag< 


2,400 00 


Wood and coal . 


4,135 10 


Beneficiaries and dispensarv 


4,394 82 


Miscellaneous 


182 47 


Cash on hand 


616 85 




SI 1,864 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,775.63; value of investments, S54,126.78; in trust, from which 
Society has the income, $95,572.32. 



Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, 140 Highland St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1905. 

Miss Mary S. Parker, President; Miss Helen S. Rogers, Secretary; 

Alfred M. Bullard, Treasurer. 

To aid poor women with material for sewing. 

Number aided during year, 25. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Sale of mortgage 



86 19 


93 


36 


00 


531 


06 


1,500 


00 


S2,686 99 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
To beneficiaries 
Materials for sewing . 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



$1,477 


27 


231 


92 


265 


12 


3 


74 


708 


94 


82,686 99 



Value of investments, $9,100. 



Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, 5 Burton Ave., Roxbury. 
(Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Edward B. Reynolds, President; Mary S. Parker, Secretary; Joseph 
G. Shed, Treasurer; Harriett E. Richards, Matron. 

Home for aged women, and outside aid to widows and indigent 
children. Admission fee to Home, $300. 

Number aided during year, 37. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S 1.037 04 


Subscriptions and donations 


390 85 


Bequest - . . . 


2,909 72 


Admission fees . 


1,200 00 


Income from investments . 


6,666 M 


Securities called and sold 


500 00 


Drawn from savings bank 


200 00 




$12,904 45 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplier 
Repairs and improvement- 
Board 

Children's aid 
Cash "ii hand . 



. $3,226 93 


2,330 


02 


2.741 


27 


2.714 92 


421 


oil 


192 


00 


1,277 


81 


$12,904 45 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $145,230.46. 



Roxbury Homoeopathic Dispensary, 1224 Tremont St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

William G. Cousins, President; W. W. Davis, Secretary; W. S. 
Rumrill, Treasurer; Dr. W. H. H. Gary, Physician in charge. 

Free medical treatment and diets for the needy poor. Charge of 
ten cents for medicines for such as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 4,625, viz., 4,404 partly paying, 221 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$8 25 


Salaries and wages 


$560 47 


Subscriptions and donations 


287 81 


Provisions and supplies 


281 26 


On account of persons aided 


408 60 


Drugs and medicines . 


194 94 


Income from investments 




Repairs and improvements . 


86 60 


and rents 


933 75 


Interest and taxes 


498 80 






Cash on hand . 


16 34 




$1,638 41 


$1,638 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,200; value of investments, $9,400. 



Roxbury House Association, 1 Dayton Ave., Roxbury. 

1900.) 



(Incorporated 



Rev. James DeNormandie, President; John Page Cotton, Secre- 
tary; Anselm L. Bacon, Treasurer; Sarah Perry Browning, Head 
Resident. 

A college settlement house. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Roxbury. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 
Mrs. M. Levin, President; Mrs. Maurice F. Cohen, Secretary; Mrs. 
I. Seamon, Treasurer. 

To give relief to needy and destitute Hebrew families of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 72. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Dues and donations . 


$305 69 
315 60 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent, printing, and postage. 
Cash on hand . 


$225 05 

85 30 

310 94 



$621 29 



$621 29 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



89 



The Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, 147 Ruggles St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Pauline Agassiz Shaw, President; Miss Laliah B. Pingree, 
Secretary; Frederick J. Pingree, Treasurer; Miss Caroline L. Auld, 
Matron. 

Providing for the care and training of children from eighteen months 
to six years of age, when the mother is obliged to support the family, 
and at times of special need; to give instruction in industrial work 
to older children and their parents; to carry on classes for the social 
and civic welfare of the neighborhood. 

Number aided during year, 643. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




From Mrs. Shaw 


. $8,116 32 


Salaries and wages 


$3,931 67 






Provisions and supplies 


1,572 51 






Repairs and improvements 


849 39 






Fuel and lights . 


696 33 






Rent of outside rooms 


315 00 






Miscellaneous 


751 42 




88,116 32 


$8,116 32 



Value of property owned by Mrs. Shaw and occupied for corpo- 
rate purposes, $7,800. 



St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, 61 "West Brookline St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending Decemher 31, 1905. 

Right Rev. Mgr. William Byrne, V.G., President; Edward A. Mc- 
Laughlin, Secretary; Sister M. Rose, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Care of sick, poor, and aged women of Boston and vicinity, regard- 
less of creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 964, viz., 464 paying, 368 partly paying, 
132 free; also 13,578 out-patients. Number of beds, 154. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 44, viz., 6 men, 38 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $50,972 63 

Subscriptions and donations 9,285 20 
Bequests . . . 3,173 00 

On account of persons aided 21,781 24 

2,886 38 



Income from investments 
Training school, spec 

nursing 
Medicines sold . 
Miscellaneous 



2,167 35 

2,1 u» :<7 

625 80 

$93,037 97 



Cr. 
[nvestments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



. $14,700 


00 


. 6,686 


20 


. 16,102 


37 


2,437 


57 


1,776 


63 


51,335 


30 


193,037 "7 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$81,000; value of investments, $23,700. 



90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



St. Joseph's Home, 41-45 East Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 

18670 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. Ledoux, Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, food, and work for deserving young women, 
residents or immigrants. 

Number aided during year, 1,231, viz., 620 paying, 301 partly 
paying, 310 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $295 12 

Subscriptions and donations 1,173 52 

On account of persons aided 4,375 85 



$5,844 49 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $458 68 

Provisions and supplies . 2,515 00 

Repairs and improvements. 2,677 38 

Cash on hand ... 193 43 



$5,844 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000; value of furniture, $700. 



St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, 149 Roxbury St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October 18, 1905. 
Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Stephen Chase, Sec- 
retary; William H. Aspinwall, Treasurer; Mrs. P. R. Wills, Matron. 
Care of needy and destitute convalescent women. 
Number aided during year, 276. Number of beds, 26. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $8,124 01 


Investments during year 


$10,825 00 


Subscriptions and donations 6,076 05 


Salaries and wages 


2,983 33 


Bequests . . .2,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


5,400 75 


Income from investments . 4,530 68 


Repairs and improvements 


986 45 


Bonds matured . . 1,000 00 


Legal services . 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous . . . 209 19 


Interest on securities 


80 65 




Miscellaneous . 


449 05 




Cash on hand . 


714 70 


$22,439 93 


$22,439 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,819.50; value of investments, $101,381.62. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



91 



St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Everett Ave., Dor- 
chester. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Rev. Peter Ronan, President; William H. Hardy, Secretary; Ed- 
ward Kelley, Jr., Treasurer; Sister Euphemia, Sister Superior. 

The care, support, and education of foundlings and destitute children 
under three years of age, and the maintenance of a lying-in hospital. 

Number aided during year, 237 women, viz., 116 paying, 30 partly 
paying, 91 free; 621 children, viz., 83 partly paying, 538 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 190. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 59, viz., 3 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand . 




SI, 084 46 


Salaries and wages 


$3,439 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,556 50 


Provisions and supplies 


11,757 10 


Bequests . 




2,618 53 


Drugs and medicines . 


764 19 


On account of persons 


aided 


6,703 82 


Repairs and improvements 


1,050 18 


Interest on deposits . 




12 18 


Lighting . 


700 15 


Festival . 




8,303 08 


Interest 


1,093 75 


Ladies' Aid Society . 




76 35 


Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


1,702 07 

848 48 




$21,354 92 


$21,354 92 



Value of property owned and 
$83,000. 



ipied for corporate purposes, 



St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, corner Camden St. and Shawmut Ave. 
Boston. (Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Thomas Dwight, President; John P. Leahy, Secretary; Hugh Carey, 
Treasurer; Sister Mary Ann, Superintendent. 

Care and education of orphan girls of the Catholic faith. 

Number aided during year, 260, viz., 70 paying, 60 partly paying, 
130 free. Number of beds, 250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $18,637 87 

Subscriptions and donations 350 00 

Bequests . . . 890 00 

On account of persons aided 8,134 20 
Interest on deposits . 602 33 



$28,614 40 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $480 00 

Provisions and supplies . 11,944 58 

Repairs and improvements. 450 00 

Cash on hand . . 15,739 82 



$28,614 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$112,700; value of furniture, paintings, etc., -SO, 500. 



92 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



The Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, People's Palace, 
8 East Brookline St., Boston ; Fresh Air Camp, West Newton. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Evangeline Booth, President; William Dart, Secretary; William 
Evans, Treasurer; Mrs. William Evans, Clara Van Der Schouw, and 
Mrs. Abraham, Matrons. 

To benefit the poor by relieving their bodies from disease and suffer- 
ing, bringing their minds and hearts under the influences of education 
and the Christian religion, and assisting them to establish themselves 
in life. 

Number aided during year, 24,048, viz., 43 paying, 13 partly pay- 
ing, 23,992 free. Number of beds, 68. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations, 
including lunch-room in- 



844,561 60 



$44,561 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 

Fitting up of building and 
other expenses in connec- 
tion with Christmas dinner 
Toys for poor children at 

Christmas 
Printing and postage in con- 
nection with Christmas 
dinners and Fresh Air 
Camp 
Fresh Air Camp expenses 
Rents and furniture for poor 

families 
Running expenses of bakery 
and lunch-rooms for poor 
men 
Cash on hand 



$6,398 28 

8,637 97 

435 44 


2,617 


35 


1,478 08 


1,075 


13 


2,497 

; 381 


27 
00 


603 


12 


. 20,149 
288 


41 
55 


$44,561 


60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$229,753.81. 



Scots' Charitable Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1786 ) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Duncan D. Russell, President; Peter F. Patterson, Secretary; John 
I. Loudon, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief to Scotchmen and their immediate descendants, 
and to give them information and advice. 
Number aided during year, 357. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



93 



i). 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$213 72 


Permanent fund 


$241 52 


Subscriptions and donations 


30 00 


Taxes 


68 80 


Income from investments . 


1,309 70 


Charity disbursements 


800 00 


Initiations and annual dues. 


248 00 


Miscellaneous . 


224 83 


Life membership 


30 00 


Cash on hand 


496 27 




$1,831 42 


$1,831 42 



Value of property, $29,525.21, viz., investments, $25,025.21; burial 
lots, $4,500. 



Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children; Office, 12 Ashburton PL, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending December 30, 1905. 

Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., President; Walter C. Smith, Treasurer and 
Clerk. 

Aid and protection of children of mariners in destitute circum- 
stances, under eighteen years of age. Asylum sold; all outside aid. 

Number aided during year, 350. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Income from investments 


. $8,083 36 
. 23,097 38 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Outside aid 
Office expenses . 
Outside aid expenses . 
Cash on hand . 


. $9,530 00 
. 2,720 00 
. 11,185 62 
449 50 
210 46 
. 7,085 16 




$31,180 74 


$31,180 74 



Value of investments, $590,032.82. 

The Smorgon Aid Association, 68 Allen St., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Max Angelevitz, President; William J. Dana, Secretary; Jacob B. 
Dana, Treasurer. 

To help the poor and distressed by aiding them financially, and 
trying to find employment for them. 

Number aided during year, 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscription-- and donations 

Ball 


si i 53 
96 7() 


Cr. 
Relief given in cash . 
Knit of meet Log-room 

Postage and stationery 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 


$225 93 

31 10 

39 00 

6 80 

83 00 




$385 83 


S385 83 



94 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Room 48, Charity 
Building-, Chardon St., and 27 Fayette St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles P. Putnam, M.D., President; Lilian Freeman Clarke, Sec- 
retary; Sarah H. Williamson, Treasurer. 
To aid destitute mothers and infants. 
Number aided during year, 443, all partly paying. 



A umber or paid omce 


ts or emp 


oyees, 1 women. 




Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$599 05 


Salaries and wages 


$1,235 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,871 00 


Board and clothing of 




On account of persons aided 


33 00 


women and children 


760 14 


Income from investments . 


194 31 


Postage, printing, telephone, 








etc. .... 


245 03 






Rent .... 


220 00 






Fares a n d travelling ex- 








penses .... 


66 31 






Miscellaneous 


58 73 






Cash on hand 


112 15 




$2,697 36 


$2,697 36 



Value of investments, $4,500. 



Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston. (Incorporated 

1831.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Rev. William H. Lyon, D.D., President; Rev. Benjamin R. Bulkeley, 

Secretary; Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

To assist the Harvard Divinity School and students therein. 

Number aided during year, 36. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


. $3,786 18 


Investments during 3'ear 


$991 25 


Income from investments 


. 6,206 70 


Repairs and improvements 


129 75 


Investments paid 


168 00 


Taxes 


1,193 60 






Beneficiaries 


3,042 00 






Harvard Divinity School 


2,124 01 






Miscellaneous 


56 95 






Cash on hand . 


2,623 32 




$10,160 88 


$10460 88 



Value of investments, $94,260. 



Society of Saint Margaret, 86 Mount Vernon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1882.) 

George O. G. Coale, Clerk. 

For the visitation and nursing of the sick and poor at their homes 
or in hospitals, and for establishing and maintaining orphanages in 
Boston. 

No report. 



Part II.] CHAE1TABLE CORPORATIONS, 



[)5 



The Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. 207 
North St., Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Domenica Emilia Geminiani, President; Rev. Salvatore Barbato, 
Secretary; Paolina Enrichetta Andena, Treasurer. 

To assist Italian immigrants, especially the children and the poor. 
No report. 



Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, 36 Charity Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Thomas Dwight, M.D., President; Bernard C. Kelley, Secretary; 
Charles V. Dasey, Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor at their homes, by visits from members of forty- 
two local conferences, all of whom are volunteers. The special work 
of the Society is the care of neglected and abandoned children, juvenile 
offenders, and immigrant girls. 

Number aided during year, 6,703. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . *848,121 34 

Subscriptions and donations 20,834 64 

Bequests ... 577 35 

On account of persons aided 848 62 

Interest on deposits . . 18 68 

Entertainments, etc. . .. 8,221 06 

Miscellaneous . . . 468 41 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Clothing and shoes 

Rent paid and board of chil- 
dren .... 

Interments 

Stationery, printing, etc. 

Cash to families 

Donations and bequests paid 
over . . . . 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand . 



179,090 10 



S2,121 

20,539 

2,341 


()0 
84 
36 


4,769 
570 
846 

4,231 


56 
90 

51 
-Hi 


677 

927 

*42,065 


35 
23 
26 


870.090 


10 



* Nearly all in hands of treasurers of forty-two local conferences. 

South Boston Samaritan Society, South Boston. (Incorporated 1840 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Lucy A. Packard, President; Mrs. E. B. "Wheeler, Secretary; 
Mrs. Annie B. Harrington, Treasurer. 

To render aid to poor of South Boston, regardless of age, sex, qreed, 
etc. 

Number aided during year, 35 families. 



Dr. 

( ';i-li OD hand 

Subscriptions and donation! 

Income from invest ments 



128 52 

ir, on 
75 To 



U20 22 

Value of investments, $2,000. 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 

Cash on hand 



$102 00 

is -22 



$120 22 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 



South End Day Nursery, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Thomas Doliber, President; Miss Emily E. Reed, Secretary; 
John Duff, Treasurer; Mrs. A. M. Chaffe, Matron. 

Care of children during the day, so that the mothers may go out to 
work. 

Number aided during year, 200. Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 


$464 40 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,016 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,085 14 


On account of persons aided 


928 65 


Provisions and supplies 


1,373 72 


Income from investments 




Repairs and improvements. 


88 64 


and deposits . 


224 95 


Interest and payment on 




Entertainments 


434 25 


mortgage 


2,304 25 


South End Day Nursery 




Miscellaneous 


195 31 


Auxiliary 


2,757 50 


Cash on hand . 


778 69 


Bond matured . 


1,000 00 








$7,825 75 


$7,825 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000; value of investments, $-4,817.65. 



South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending May 15, 1906. 
Mrs. Stanley P. Clemens, President; Grace A. Martin, Treasurer. 
Charitable and benevolent objects, chiefly raising money to pay 
mortgages on the South End Day Nursery property. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$707 94 


Gave to nursery 


$519 50 


Dues 


94 00 


Paid on mortgage 


. 2,000 00 


Interest on deposits . 


48 43 


Miscellaneous 


136 06 


Fairs 
Miscellaneous 


. 2,599 52 
41 20 


Cash on hand . 


835 53 




$3,491 09 


$3,491 09 



South End Diet Kitchen, 21 Common St., Boston. (Incorporated 1882.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Peter C. Brooks, President; Miss Fanny Torrey Sturgis, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer; Miss Roxana Stackpole, Assistant Treasurer; 
Mrs. A. C. Wilder, Matron. 
To provide food for sick poor. 
Number of diets given during year, 10,271. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



97 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Diets sold 
Income from investments . 


$808 60 

1,416 00 

123 29 

565 33 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


S389 75 
1,624 32 

225 00 
33 61 

640 54 




$2,913 22 


$2,913 22 



Value of investments, $14,014.42. 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, 2A Milford St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Augustus M. Bearse, President; Miss M. B. Gifford, D.D.S., Sec- 
retary; Benjamin D. Gifford, M.D., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Dispensary and hospital for the treatment of medical and surgical 
cases. 

Number aided during year, 1,923, viz., 190 paying, 960 partly 
paying, 773 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Deficit . 



$1 


65 


1,725 


50 


412 


44 


125 


-41 


$2,265 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . SI, 536 00 

Provisions and supplies, etc. 329 00 

Rent and fuel . . . 400 00 



82,265 00 



The South End House Association, 20 Union Park, 43 East Canton St., 
640 Harrison Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. George Hodges, President; William I. Cole, Secretary; James 
A. Lowell, Treasurer; Robert A. Woods, Head of House. 

For the improvement of the conditions of life and labor in a 
tenement and lodging house district by providing opportunities for 
industrial and domestic training and for healthful social intercourse. 
Cooperates with relief-giving agencies. 

Number aided during year, 1,000, viz., 500 partly paying, 500 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 4 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S27 64 

Subscriptions and donations 22,188 00 

On account of person-, aided 72 99 

Income from investments . 655 00 

Hoard of officers . . 2,245 25 

Miscellaneous . . 302 |i. 



$25 L91 ::i 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $10,293 05 

Provisions and supplies . 3,272 91 

Repairs and improvements. 1,706 13 

Printing and postage . 519 .~> ( .> 

Payment a n d Lnteresl on 

mortgages . . . 5,."M'J 50 

Miscellaneous . . . 7ss 38 

Cash on hand . . . 3,5 L8 7s 



11 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$69,000 (mortgage, $17,000); value of investments^ $15,000. 



98 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



South End Industrial School, 



45 Bartlett St. 
1884.) 



Roxbury. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Louise Howe, President; Jennie G. Moseley, Clerk; William H. 
Varney, Treasurer; Louise E. Markoe, Superintendent. 

Industrial training for the poor of the southern wards of Boston, 
also social work among the pupils. 

Number aided during year, 390. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 5 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$2,817 85 


Subscriptions and donation? 


s 3,539 76 


Bequests . 


100 00 


Income from investments 


1,227 44 


Investments paid 


400 00 


Receipts from printing 
Miscellaneous 


2,090 15 


83 69 




$10,258 89 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$500 00 


Salaries and wages 


4,375 42 


Provisions and supplies 


2,430 58 


Repairs and improvements 


212 05 


Miscellaneous 


275 02 


Cash on hand . 


2,465 82 



$10,258 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,498.44; value of investments, $27,626.06. 

The Students' Home Association, Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Mrs. W. R. Taylor, President; Mrs. I. E. Chase Myricks, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for students who are pursuing 
their studies in Boston or vicinity, with places therein for reading 
rooms, a library, and social meetings. 

No report. 

Suffolk Dispensary, 4 Charter St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Albert C. Smith, President and Treasurer; Silas S. Bradford, Sec- 
retary; William C. Clarke, M.D., Superintendent. 

To afford free medical aid to the worthy poor of all creeds, classes, 
and races. Open night and day. 

Number aided during year, 23,141, viz., 9,019 partly paying, 14,122 
free. , 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 5 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $8,760 00 
On account of persons aided 481 35 



$9,241 35 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$2,165 35 

5,760 00 

700 00 

214 10 

401 90 

$9,241 35 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



99 



The Sunnyside Day Nursery, 41 Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, President; Miss F. C. Sturgis, Sec- 
retary; Charles R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Miss S. E. Hines, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of young children of working mothers. Fee, five cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 149. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $1,418 26 

Subscriptions and donations 3,201 94 

On account of persons aided 402 53 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 62 27 



$5,085 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage 
Insurance 

Part payment on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $1,407 


63 


. 1,004 


24 


287 


50 


236 


00 


30 


00 


500 00 


74 


27 


. 1,545 


36 



$5,085 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $3,000. 



Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
William Conza, President; Mrs. Johanna Von Euw, Secretary; 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fischer, Treasurer; Jacob L. Alther, Agent. 
Advice and assistance to Swiss citizens, etc. 
Number aided during year, 11. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
From Swiss government 
Interest on deposits . 



$2,377 22 

106 00 

48 00 

81 78 

$2,613 00 



Cr. 



Aid given 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$155 50 

27 90 

2,429 60 



$2,613 00 



Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, East Boston. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Barnet Levy, President; Nathan Block, Secretary; Samuel Wilensky, 
Treasurer. 

Maintaining a school for the instruction of Jewish children in the 
Hebrew language and Jewish history after the hours of the public 
schools. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 



100 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Temporary Home for Working "Women, 453 Shawmut Ave., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Miss Ellen F. Mason, President; Richard C. Storey, Treasurer; 
Miss Edith E. Wood, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for women out of work. 

Number aided during year, 584, viz., 180 paying, 404 free. Number 
of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$246 92 


Investments during year 


$1,827 50 


1,377 14 


Salaries and wages 


2,044 41 


1,930 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,171 77 


2,862 96 


Repairs and improvements. 


298 68 


1,456 50 


Laundry and sewing-room 




25 36 


expenses 


405 63 




Miscellaneous 


433 45 




Cash on hand . 


717 44 


$7,898 88 


$7,898 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $42,289. 



Thomas Morgan Rotch, Jr., Memorial Hospital for Infants, 37 Blossom 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Dr. Clarence John Blake, President; Robert W. Seymour, Secre- 
tary; Nelson S. Bartlett, Treasurer; Miss Adelaide Fairbrother, 
Superintendent of Nurses. 

Care of sick infants under two years of age. 

Number aided during year, 271, viz., 1 paying, 74 partly paying, 
196 free; also 12,745 out-patients. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$2,346 22 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,087 00 


Bequests . 


3,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


458 07 


Income from investments . 


2,354 50 


Gift for investment . 


500 00 


Fair and entertainment 


4,913 93 


Dispensary 


1,340 67 




$18,000 39 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Furnishings 
Printing, postage, and sta 

tionery . 
Interest on mortgage 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



$2,700 


00 


. 6,002 


29 


. 4,176 


81 


675 


54 


533 


L3 


743 


31 


509 


85 


125 


01) 


800 


97 


1,733 


49 


$18,000 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,200; value of investments, $57,467.59. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



101 



The Tremont Dispensary, 1050 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Spencer W. Richardson, President and Treasurer; Rev. AYilliam R. 

Campbell, Secretary; Dr. George W. Kaan, Superintendent. 

To relieve worthy sick poor near Roxbury Crossing. 

Number aided during year, 6,564, partly paying and free. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$29 33 


Drugs and medicines . 


$172 26 


Subscriptions and donations 


547 27 


Repairs and improvements 


248 00 


On account of persons aided 


598 85 


Rent and care of rooms 


653 00 


Income from investments . 


164 38 


Heating and lighting . 


162 16 


Investments sold 


3,028 75 


Annual report . 


23 25 






Water 


30 00 






Miscellaneous . 


110 40 






Cash on hand . 


2,969 51 




$4,368 58 


$4,368 58 



Trinity Dispensary, 38 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
E. N. Fenno, President; W. Ropes Trask, Secretary and Treasurer. 
To give medical advice and treatment to women and girls out of 
working hours. Fee, ten cents. 
Number aided during year, 1,845. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $1,623 82 


Salaries and wages 


$1,077 00 


On account of persons aided 2,156 81 


Provisions and supplies 


19 15 


Interest on deposits . . 34 21 


Drugs and medicines . 


611 75 




Repairs and improvements 


11 10 




Miscellaneous 


198 12 




Cash on hand . 


1,897 72 


$3,814 84 


$3,814 84 



Value of instruments, etc., $500. 



Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, 28 State St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1827.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Charles P. Bowditch, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Distribution of rewards to meritorious Harvard undergraduates, 

divinity students, and scholars of Cambridge schools. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$2,918 27 

3,131 45 

20 00 



$6,069 72 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Paid beneficiaries 
Cash on hand . 



$106 25 

200 00 

2,763 29 

3,000 18 

$6,069 72 



Value of investments, $60,037.90. 



Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, City Hall, Charlestown. (In- 
corporated 1825.) 

Report for year ending April 8, 1906. 
Ira A. Worth, President; Benjamin F. Stacey, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. 

Distribution of coal to worthy poor not aided by the city of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 235. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 


$16 24 

1,082 44 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Coal 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$125 00 

942 76 

16 70 

14 22 




$1,098 68 


$1,098 68 



Value of investments, $24,100. 



Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, East 
Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Solomon Goldberg, President; M. M. Lurie, Secretary; Annie 
Wolfson, Treasurer. 

Loaning money to poor families, without interest. 
No report. 



Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and 
Support of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Chil- 
dren, 17 Charity Building-, Boston. (Incorporated 1803.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

William P. Fowler, President; Benjamin Pettee, Secretary; Richard 
C. Humphreys, Treasurer. 

Aid of persons over fifty years of age who have seen better days, 
and support of orphans and deserted children under fourteen years 
of age; settlement in Boston required. 

Number aided during year, 47, viz., 17 adults, 30 children. 



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103 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Sale of notes, etc. 
Miscellaneous . 



. $3,458 69 
. 7,179 81 - 
. 106,409 98 
90 00 

$117,138 48 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Board of children 
Payments to adults 
Cash on hand . 



$109,000 00 

. 6,049 39 

875 00 

1,214 09 

$117,138 48 



Value of investments, $190,010. 



Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, 27 State St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1863.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1906. 

Rev. George R. Leavitt, D.D., President; Rev. Horace H. Leavitt, 
Secretary; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 

To hold and manage funds devoted to the support and promotion 
of the cause of international peace, subject to terms and conditions of 
donors of funds. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous . 



$7,802 82 

6,256 25 

186 73 



$14,245 80 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Repairs and improvements 

Taxes on real estate . 

Interest on mortgage 

Bills receivable . 

Paid American Peace So 
ciety for the uses and pur 
poses of said Society 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



S600 00 


574 


44 


971 


20 


643 


:.-» 


. 1,747 


07 


2,837 


(Hi 


298 


45 


6,573 


83 


$14,245 80 



Value of investments, $112,293.90. 



The Trustees of St. Stephen's Settlement in Boston, Florence St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Harry Burnett, President; C. S. Sargent, Jr., Treasurer. 
Managing and administering all forms of charitable, educational, 
and philanthropic work at present connected with St. Stephen's 

Church, on Florence St., in said Boston, mid especially the neighbor- 
hood work, so called, for the benefit and social and moral elevation of 
the poor people attending the services of said church, or living in its 
vicinity. 

No report. 



104 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, 62-64 Tyler St., Boston. (In- 
corporated. 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Thomas Mack, President; Miss Mary Rousmaniere, Secre- 
tary; L. Vernon Briggs, Treasurer; Miss Jessie G. Foster, Matron. 

Care during the day of young children of working mothers. Fee, 
according to ability to pay. 

Number aided during year, 145. Number of cribs, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$663 12 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 1,677 00 


Bequests . 


2,000 00 


Nursery fees 


620 32 


Interest on deposits . 


12 32 


Tyler Street Guild . 


600 00 


Donations for sun porch 


302 45 


Miscellaneous 


185 29 




$6,060 50 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $1,995 92 


Provisions and supplies 


. 1,305 99 


Repairs and improvements. 836 62 


Interest on mortgages 


and 


notes 


501 73 


Fuel, light, and water 


377 70 


Miscellaneous 


194 98 


Cash on hand . 


847 56 




$6,060 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,100; value of furniture, etc., $1,600. 

Union Rescue Mission, 64A Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
F. F. Davidson, President; George C. Howes, Secretary; J. F. Lock- 
wood, Treasurer; P. E. Call, Superintendent. 

Religious and charitable work among fallen men, women, and 
children; including supplies of clothing, meals, etc. 
Number aided during year, 1,500. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $0 59 


Salaries and wages 


$1,588 00 


Subscriptions and donations 3,163 65 


Repairs and improvements 


182 94 




Rent, fuel, and light . 


592 12 




Charity . 


373 43 




Miscellaneous 


413 30 




Cash on hand 


14 45 


$3,164 24 


$3,164 24 



United Hebrew Benevolent Association, 13 Charity Building, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Simon Vorenberg, President; M. Kallman, Recording Secretary; 

A. A. AYhite, Financial Secretary; M. H. Goldschmidt, Treasurer; 

Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 



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105 



Temporary aid of Jewish poor, resident in Boston for at least one 
year. 

Number aided during year, 2,231. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . S777 05 

Subscriptions and donations 12,833 62 

Income from investments . 558 86 



$14,169 53 

Value of investments, $13,000. 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations . 
Cash on hand . 



S150 00 

2,454 92 

10,264 41 

1,300 20 

S14.169 53 



The United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers 
(Dept. of Massachusetts), 17 Milk St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1905. 

James R. Howe, President; Ernest H. Luebbers, Jr., Secretary; 
William P. Jackson, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To form crews of volunteer life savers on the inland waters and coast 
watering places not in conflict with the United States Life Saving 
Service, equip them with life-saving supplies, and instruct them in 
rescuing and resuscitating the drowning. 

Number of individuals rescued during year, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 



S977 87 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


S117 18 


Salaries and wages 


S340 69 


Subscriptions and donations 


810 69 


Rent 


60 00 


Miscellaneous 


50 00 


Life-saving supplies . 


231 65 






Miscellaneous 


216 73 






Cash on hand . 


128 80 



S977 87 



Vincent Memorial Hospital, 44-46 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Robert Amory, President; Charles H. Parker, Jr., Secretary; Ed- 
ward X. Fenno, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Jean C. Fraser, Matron. 

Hospital care for poor women and girls over twelve years of age. 

Number aided during year, 233, viz., 92 paying, 72 partly paying, 
69 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



106 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,907 49 


Investments during year 


$13,990 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,175 93 


Salaries and wages 


4,520 78 


Bequests .... 


11,600 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,563 83 


On account of persons aided 


4,712 33 


Repairs and improvements 


745 63 


Income from investments . 


3,921 81 


Fuel and gas 


711 83 


From attendants for train- 




Printing and telephone 


262 73 


ing course 


1,078 00 


Laundry . 


227 78 


Bonds called 


2,060 00 


Miscellaneous 


729 42 


Miscellaneous . 


79 09 


Cash on hand . 


1,782 65 




$27,534 65 


$27,534 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$28,000; value of other property, $98,500, viz., investments, $94,000; 
furniture, $4,500. 



Washingtonian Home, 41 Waltham St., Boston. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending April 28, 1906. 
Solomon B. Stebbins, President; Samuel W. Sargent, Secretary; 
Henry W. Hart, Treasurer; V. A. Ellsworth, M.D., Physician and 
Superintendent. 

Care and reformation of inebriates. 

Number aided during year, 797, all partly paying. Number of beds, 
35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 3 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $2,453 84 

On account of persons aided 11,832 00 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 3,369 77 



$17,655 61 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



. $3,323 40 

. 6,579 40 

547 34 


. 1,395 
. 5,809 


54 
93 


$17,655 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,800; value of investments, $42,486. 



Wells Memorial Association, 985-989 Washington St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1879.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Josiah H. Quincy, Secretary; Ed- 
mund Billings, Treasurer. 

To provide working people with the means for social intercourse, 
mutual happiness, mental and moral improvement, and rational rec- 
reation. 

Number aided during year, 1,764. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 9 men, 6 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



107 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$263 23 


Subscriptions and donations 1,961 00 


Membership and class fees 


1,971 00 


Rent of halls 


4,582 94 


Lowell free lecture fund 


1,850 00 


Sale of bond 


1,067 50 


Loans 


2,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


833 57 




814,529 24 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


86,225 74 


Repairs and improvements 


1,807 30 


Interest on note 


4 31 


Lowell free lectures . 


1,814 50 


Printing, telephone, anc 


[ 


postage 


601 21 


Heating and lighting 


2,123 71 


Entertainments 


693 55 


Expenses of bowling alley 


218 36 


Miscellaneous 


1,029 61 


Cash on hand . 


10 95 




814,529 24 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



Wentworth Institute, Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending May 18, 1906. 
John D. Long, President; Frederic Atherton, Secretary; Paul 
Barron Watson, Treasurer. 

Furnishing education in the mechanical arts. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Bequests 
Income from investments 



836,890 20 

118,671 42 

5,266 46 



8160,828 08 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages . 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



8157,000 00 

1,250 00 

479 60 

2,098 48 

8160,828 08 



Value of investments, $235,760. 
Not yet in full operation. 



"West End Gemilath Chesed Association, 35 Spring St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Samuel Sheinfeine, President; Annie Weinbaum, Treasurer. 
Rendering financial assistance to those in need by voluntary con- 
tributions. 
No report. 



"White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, 193 Main St., Charlestown. 
(Incorporated 1899.) 

William A. Butman, M.D., Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical aid for those in Deed of it, and 
otherwise assist the poor. 
No report. 



108 



STATE BOAliD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



The Widows' Society of Boston, Boston. (Incorporated 1828.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Mrs. F. Cunningham, President; Mrs. W. C. Loring, Secretary; 
Henry S. Hunnewell, Treasurer. 

Assistance of widows and spinsters, residents of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 131. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,581 66 

Subscriptions and donations 4,818 00 

Bequests . # . . . 5,000 00 

Income from investments . 6,301 30 



$19,700 96 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Paid to widows 
Cash on hand . 



$4,812 92 

10,757 62 

4,130 42 



$19,700 96 



Value of investments, $161,563.90. 



The William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged 
Persons, 125 Highland St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903 ) 

Joseph H. Frye, President; Charles H. Seales, Secretary; Frederick 
H. Mansfield, Treasurer. 

Procuring by purchase the William Lloyd Garrison homestead in 
Roxbury, to preserve the same as a permanent memorial of him, and 
to utilize it as a home for aged persons. 

No report. 



Winchester Home for Aged Women, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. (In- 
corporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

John Turner, President; Mrs. George A. Sanderson, Secretary; 
George S. Poole, Treasurer; Mrs. Cora A. Roberts, Superintendent. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty years 
of age, residents of Charlestown for ten years. Admission $100 and 
furniture for room; without furniture, $150. 

Number aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,915 53 


Investments during year 


$2,500 00 


Subscriptions and. donations 66 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,063 00 


Bequests . 


900 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,302 02 


Admission fee . 


150 00 


Repairs and improvements 


680 60 


Income from investments 


7,606 62 


Printing . 


51 00 


Elevated railway damages 


3,000 00 


Taxes (real estate a n c 


I 


Miscellaneous 


18 38 


water) . 


1,085 20 






Insurance 


105 05 






Funeral expenses 


177 00 






Miscellaneous 


1,109 61 




$13,656 53 


Cash on hand . 


2,583 05 




$13,656 53 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



109 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $114,230. 

The Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, Parker Hill Ave., Rox- 
bury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending April 19, 1906. 

Mrs. Julia K. Dyer, President; Mrs. A. L. Tallman, Secretary; 
Mrs. Harriette L. Reed, Treasurer; Miss Caroline V. Broughton, 
Housekeeper. 

To maintain a hospital for the surgical treatment of abdominal dis- 
eases of women. 

Number aided during year, 197, viz., 53 paying, 50 partly paying, 
94 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 1 man, 25 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$552 96 


Salaries and wages 


$4,167 26 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,248 66 


Provisions and supplies 


2,636 35 


Bequests .... 


211 75 


Drugs and medicines . 


588 48 


On account of persons aided 


3,993 91 


Repairs and improvements 


851 75 


Income from investments . 


1,847 08 


"Water, gas, etc. 


725 02 


Earnings of nurses 


640 13 


Cash on hand . 


657 98 


Miscellaneous 


132 35 







$9,626 84 



$9,626 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
16,000; value of investments, $36,028.25. 



Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, 36 Hull St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1902.) 

Report for year ending July, 1906. 

Sarah A. Jacobs, President; R. L. Douglas, Secretary; Ellen J. 
Webster, Treasurer; Prof. Henriette J. Cooke, Superintendent. 

Cooperating with other agencies of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in educational and missionary work, especially treatment of the sick 
at the institution and at their homes. Small fee required from such 
as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 13,500, viz., 11,700 partly paving, 1,800 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, (*> women. 



Dr. 
< Sash "ii hand 

Subscript ions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 



1497 


(ID 


2.397 


:;:< 


1,000 


no 


1,459 


64 


$5,353 


s7 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
1 deposited in savings bank 

m hand 



$1,814 


81 


1,987 


III) 


331 


01) 


1.000 


oo 


22 1 


00 


$5,353 


s7 



110 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of furnishings, $2,500. 

Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 264 Boylston St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mary Morton Kehew, President; Henrietta I. Goodrich, Secretary; 
Helen Peirce, Treasurer. 

To increase fellowship among women, in order to promote the best 
practical methods of securing their educational, industrial, and social 
advancement ; to serve as an experiment station in industrial sociology. 
The Union acts through departments of protection, sanitary and in- 
dustrial conditions, inter-municipal research, school gardens, social 
service, lectures, trade and general classes, social extension, food 
salesroom, handwork salesroom, lunch rooms, business agency and 
domestic reform league. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 130, viz., 3 men, 127 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$2,993 83 


Salaries and wages 


$9,788 81 


Membership fees 


3,497 00 


Repairs and improvements. 


1,530 40 


Bequests and donations 


8,507 48 


Rent . 


1,080 00 


Income from investments 


608 55 


Heating, lighting, power, 




From departments 


183,591 10 


etc. . 


3,182 54 


Miscellaneous 


65 10 


Postage, stationery, etc. 
Running expenses of depart- 


2,866 33 






ments . 


178,404 51 






Miscellaneous 


2,231 77 






Cash on hand . 


178 70 




$199,263 06 


5199,263 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$231,000; value of investments, $55,544.93. 

The Workers' Guild, 53 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Eva L. Van Dyke, President; Laura Hallett, Secretary; Florence 
E. McGee, Treasurer. 

Providing outlet for industrial effort in domestic production, to 
secure work for the unemployed, and to promote the educational and 
social improvement of women and men. 

No report. 

Working Boys' Home, 38 Bennet St., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Rev. William T. McQuaid, President; William H. Dowling, Secre- 
tary; Rev. William H. McDonough, Treasurer and Superintendent. 
Care of homeless boys between twelve and eighteen years of age. 
No report. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Ill 



Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, 89 East Union Park 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. C. Finnegan, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for respectable working girls, at a low rate. 

Number aided during year, 1,481, viz., 1,457 paying, 24 partly 
paving. Number of beds, 200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 1 man, 19 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand ... $76 27 
Bequests . . . 250 00 
On account of persons aided 26,928 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on debt 
Cash on hand . 


$3,277 86 

13,266 91 

8,620 93 

2,000 00 

88 57 


$27,254 27 


$27,254 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of furniture, $5,300. 

The Working People's Aid Society, 22 Broadway Extension, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1906.) 

William W. Campbell, President; Joseph Martin, Secretary; George 
S. Wilson, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To furnish free medical advice and medicine at low rates to working 
people, and to aid them to obtain employment. 

First year not completed. 



The Young Travellers' Aid Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending November 1, 1905. 
Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, President; Miss Julia C. Perry, Secretary; Mrs. 
William P. Lyman, Treasurer; Mrs. O. S. Stocker, Miss Jessie F. 
Emery, Agents. 

To befriend girls and young women coming as strangers to Boston. 
Agents meet two incoming trains at the north and south stations. 
The work is preventive, — not rescue work. 
Number aided during year, 1,878. 

women. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$901 42 
928 00 
984 29 

$2,813 71 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



SI, 376 c>:< 

9S SI 

1,888 27 

$2,S13 71 



Value of investments, $20,129.52. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



BOXFORD. 

Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford. (Incorporated 

1880.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1906. 

Mrs. Myra A. Chadwick, President; Miss Anna P. Park, Secretary; 
Mrs. Kate B. Sargent, Treasurer. 

To help all needy and worthy people, without regard to race, color, 
or creed. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 


$15 22 
61 52 


Cr. 
Missionary barrel 
Care of cemeteries, etc. 
Cash on hand 


• 


$18 12 
34 97 
23 65 



$76 74 
Value of investments, $500.25. 



$76 74 



Brockton. 

The Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, 159 Main St., Brockton. 
(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 13, 1905. 

Alfred Swallow, President and Superintendent; Spencer Tribe, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

To furnish physicians and surgeons to those in need of sucli service. 
Fee, ten cents. Family contract for four persons at twenty-five cents 
a week, and five cents for each additional person. 

Number aided during year, 443, viz., 327 paying, 51 partly paying, 
65 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 



$20 70 
1,027 50 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$900 00 
88 50 
37 25 
22 45 


$1,048 20 


$1,048 20 



Brockton Hospital Company, Centre St., Brockton. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending January 17, 1906. 

John S. Kent, President; Charles M. Hickey, Secretary; S. J. 
Gruver, M.D., Treasurer; Miss Grace B. Beattie, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



113 



Number aided during year, 467, viz., 317 paying, 21 partly paying, 
129 free. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 2 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 




$5 84 


Subscriptions 


and donations 


9,671 


86 


Gifts 




2,194 


12 


On account of 


persons aided 


8,538 


05 


Income from investments . 


1,240 


77 


From city of Brockton 


2,500 


00 


Loan 




10,000 


()() 


Miscellaneous 




104 


87 






$34,255 51 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$8,452 57 


Provisions and supplies 


3,874 67 


Medical and surgical sup- 




plies 


1,188 81 


Repairs and improvements 


2,193 03 


Fuel, water, and light 


2,478 70 


New buildings . 


10,576 87 


Furnishings 


1,794 13 


On account of loan 


2,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


480 79 


Cash on hand . 


715 94 




$34,255 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of investments, $19,450. 



The Brockton Humane Society, 204 Main St., Brockton. (Incorporated 

1902.) 



Loyed E. Chamberlain, President; 
and Treasurer. 

Prevention of cruelty to animals, etc. 
No report. 



George H. Gould, Secretary 



Wales Home for Aged Women, 553 North Main St., Brockton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Horace A. Keith, President; Mrs. Lillian M. Keith, Secretary; Mrs. 
Florence E. Brett, Treasurer; Miss Emily A. Silver, Matron. 

Home for indigent women at least seventy years of age, residents 
of Brockton for five years. Admission, $250 and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees, etc. . 
Income from investments . 
Enter! ainments and sale 
Church collections, etc. 



Cr. 



$1,509 


12 


073 


00 


054 


12 


32 


ss 


G21 


56 


102 


95 


$4,103 


63 



Investments during year 


$350 00 


Salaries and wages 


S52 93 


Provisions and supplies 


996 19 


Repairs and improvements 


108 05 


Telephone 


25 55 


Fuel, water, etc. 


485 33 


Miscellaneous 


39 72 


( 'ash on hand . 


1,335 86 




$4,193 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $15,000; value of investments and funds, $5,396.91. 



114 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17 



Brookline. 

Brookline Day Nursery, Walter Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905' 
Mrs. Gustaf Lundberg, President; Mrs. George D. Burrage, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Frederic Higginson, Treasurer; Miss Gena H. Dorsey, 
Matron. 

Care of young children of respectable working mothers. Fee, five 
cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 120, viz., 110 partly paying, 10 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$455 29 


Investments during year 


$261 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,980 55 


Salaries and wages 


1,227 27 


On account of persons aided 


355 35 


Provisions and supplies 


683 92 


Interest on deposits . 


18 03 


Repairs and improvements 


122 23 


Entertainments 


2,239 -15 


Rent 


384 00 






Fuel . • . 


202 20 






Miscellaneous . 


132 24 






Cash on hand . 


2.035 51 




$5,048 37 


$5,048 37 



Value of building fund, $4,055.74. 



The Brookline Friendly Society, corner of High and Walnut Sts., Brook- 
line. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Mrs. James M. Codman, President; Miss L. G. Post, Secretary; 
Henry W. Lamb, Treasurer; Arthur A. Wordell, Superintendent. 

Co-operating with the poor of the town of Brookline in efforts for 
their own improvement. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposit and in- 
come from rents 
Entertainments 
Borrowed on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 



$778 


12 


3,412 


61 


349 


61 


762 


00 


1,000 


00 


63 


00 



$6,365 34 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Expenses of visiting com 

mittee . 
Heating and lighting 
Gymnastic instruction 
Printing, postage, station 

ery, etc. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



SI, 937 48 
1,043 15 

531 01 
263 83 
261 00 

218 12 

915 39 

1,195 36 

$6,365 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000 (mortgage, $5,000); value of furniture, $1,250. 



Part II.] 



CHAKITABLK CORPORATIONS. 



115 



Free Hospital for Women, Pond Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1879.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
George Dexter, President; N. U. Walker, Secretary; Alfred Rod- 
man, Treasurer; E. A. Turner, Matron. 

Care and treatment of needy women suffering from diseases peculiar 
to their sex. 

Number aided during year, 316, besides 13,023 out-patients. Num- 
ber of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $2,444 93 


Salaries and wages 


$5,913 39 


Subscriptions and donations 4,715 22 


Provisions and supplies 


7,085 78 


Income from investments . 10,115 98 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,540 22 




Repairs and improvements. 


1,049 55 




Rent, out-patient depart- 






ment . 


500 00 




Miscellaneous . 


691 67 




Cash on hand 


495 52 


$17,276 13 


$17,276 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000; value of investments, $202,500. 



Cambridge 

Associated Charities of Cambridge, 671 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge- 
port. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 11, 1905. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., President; Miss Mary H. Winslow, 
Secretary; Henry W. Bullard, Treasurer; Miss Mary L. Birtwell, 
General Secretary. 

To promote co-operation among charitable agencies and individuals, 
obtain knowledge of the condition and needs of applicants for relief, 
procure employment or assistance, prevent begging and fraud, diminish 
pauperism, encourage thrift, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 631. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
[ncome from investments 
Borrowed 

.Miscellaneous . 



Cr. 



st. oi7 66 

386 79 

263 24 

40 00 



14,737 69 



Salaries and wage* 






$3,306 38 


Printing, postage, 


and office 




expenses 




160 


27 


Rent 








300 


00 


Telephone 








107 


47 


Loan pa ill 








530 


00 


Miscellaneous 








24 


57 



$4,737 69 



Value of investments, $10,000. 



116 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 



Avon Home, 309 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

William Taggard Piper, President; Mrs. Nathan F. Lincoln, Secre- 
tary; Miss Mary A. Ellis, Treasurer; Mrs. Elvie F. Dupee, Matron, 

To provide a home for children found destitute within the limits of 
Cambridge. Boys over seven years of age and girls over twelve not 
admitted. 

Number aided during .year, 49, viz., 19 partly paying, 30 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,198 79 

Subscriptions and donations 1,351 32 

Bequests . # . . . 4,193 88 

On account of persons aided 545 00 

Income from investments . 5,715 51 

Sale at the Home . . 1,049 55 

Bonds called . . . 2,100 00 



$16,154 05 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements. 
Fuel, gas, and water . 
Boots, clothing, and dry 

goods . 
Board . 

Furniture and house utensils 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$6,300 00 


2,625 49 


2,401 


34 


887 


64 


641 


S3 


438 


03 


667 


00 


57 


06 


416 


31 


1,719 


35 


$16,154 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$35,700; value of investments, $141,260.05. 

The Baptist Home, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 

1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Abram T. Eddy, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; D wight 
Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for worthy, aged, and infirm members of Baptist 
churches within a radius of thirty miles from Boston; and also The 
Lamson Home, under the same management, for the same purpose, 
preference being given to aged and infirm ministers and their widows 
or orphan children. Admission fee, not less than $200. 

Number aided during year, 38. Number of beds, 39. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, S women, 
including nurses. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . ^ . $746 65 


Investments during year 


$13,S59 11 


Subscriptions and donations 3,508 60 


Salaries and wages 


2,440 00 


Bequests .... 10,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,767 63 


Entrance fees . . . 600 00 


Repairs and improvements 


732 77 


Income from investments . 1,193 23 


Gas, water, and fuel . 


1,007 44 


Sale of securities . . 5.667 96 


Cash on hand . 


1,409 49 


$22,216 44 


$22,216 44 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 117 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $18,513.61. 



The Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, Cambridge. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Joseph S. Lockhart, M.D., President; Theodore H. Raymond, 
Treasurer. 

Treating, operating upon, and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease and injury of every nature and description, except 
contagious diseases. 

Not yet in operation. 



Cambridge Homes for Aged People, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Frederic D. Fisk, President; Mrs. Jabez Fox, Secretary; George 
Howland Cox, Treasurer; Miss Christine Nicholson, Matron. 

Home for respectable, aged, and indigent men, women, and couples, 
at least sixty-five years of age, residents of Cambridge for ten years. 
Exceptions made by unanimous vote of Directors. Entrance fee, 
$300 for single persons, $450 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 28. Number of beds, 48. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$4,485 57 


Investments during year 


$11,257 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,566 90 


Salaries and wages 


2,517 92 


Bequests . . . . 


2.000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,823 18 


Income from investments . 


5,044 21 


Repairs and improvements 


119 25 


Entrance fees . 


1.200 00 


Fuel, water, and light 


1,071 85 


Sale of investments . 


s. 100 00 


Miscellaneous 


734 41 


Miscellaneous 


70 62 


Cash on hand 


5,303 44 




$23,827 30 


$23,827 30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$76,630.95; value of investments, $98,720.67. 

Cambridge Hospital, Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. ((Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending December 31, l!H). r >. 

Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; Willard A. Bullard, Treasurer; 
Nellie G. Partridge, Matron. 

Care of sick and disabled persons not incurable. 

Number aided during year, 637, viz., 267 paying and partly paying, 
370 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 4 men, 33 women. 



118 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments . 

Investments maturing and 

paid .... 



Cr. 



$2,153 00 


Investments during year 


$57,141 18 


8,588 03 


Salaries and wages 


10,487 16 


600 00 


Provisions and supplies 


9,642 33 


8,819 57 


Drugs and medicines . 


4,340 17 


14,117 89 


Fuel 


1,925 45 




Miscellaneous 


6,201 05 


60,098 20 


Cash on hand . 


4,639 35 


$94,376 69 




$94,376 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$133,515.76; value of investments, $280,384.77. 



Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Temple Hall, Temple St., Cam- 
bridgeport. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Miss Susan A. Hovey, President; Mrs. W. L. Lathrop, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. L. Phelps, Treasurer. 

To distribute among the sick and poor of Cambridgeport fruit, 
flowers, and delicacies, from June to November, and also to furnish 
them with a Thanksgiving dinner. 

Number aided during year, 48. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $29 48 

Subscriptions and donations 74 30 



$103 78 



Cr. 



Relief given 
Cash on hand 



$72 22 
31 56 



$103 78 



Cambridge Relief Hospital, 190 Prospect St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Dr. George V. Buehler, President and Acting Superintendent; M. W. 
Brown, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To render quickest aid to the injured, and to treat the sick without 
loss of time to themselves or to their employers. 

Number aided during year, 3,800, viz., 543 paying, 3,016 partly 
paying, 241 free. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


$1,726 71 


Subscriptions and donations 


21 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,103 55 


On account of persons aided 


4,654 96 


Drugs and medicines . 


865 53 


Sales of drugs . 


1,155 92 


Repairs and improvements 


1,654 54 


Certificates 


3,098 62 


Rent 


546 96 


Miscellaneous 


9 84 


Heating and lighting . 


250 60 






AVater tax 


19 50 






Hospital supplies, etc. 


2,159 65 






Cash on hand . 


1,613 30 




$9,940 34 


$9,940 34 



Value of furniture and fixtures, $1,500. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



119 



The Cambridge School of Nursing, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending April .'-50, 1906. 

Dr. Frederick W. Taylor, President; Miss Sarah E. Yerxa, Secretary; 
Stillman F. Kelley, Treasurer; Miss J. Augusta Briggs, Principal. 

Establishing and maintaining a school for the education and train- 
ing of nurses. 

Number aided during year not stated. Number of beds, 13. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$4,715 00 


Salaries and wages 


82,670 20 


Tuition fees 


950 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,848 51 


Nurses' services 


164 00 


Repairs and improvements 


817 22 


Bills payable 


2,553 33 


Rent .... 


853 33 


Miscellaneous 


111 °2 


Educational supplies . 


279 53 






Furnishings 


1,623 30 






Miscellaneous 


306 99 






Cash on hand 


95 17 




$8,494 25 


$8,494 25 



Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge. 

1903.) 



(Incorporated 



Alonzo A. Pulverman, President; Robert H. Clifford, Treasurer. 
Providing outings for minor children of parents residing in Boston 
and vicinity. 
No report. 



The Children's Hope Music House, 14 State St., Cambridge. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

M. K. Stackpole, President; M. G. Mumford, Secretary; E. St. C. 
Brightman, Treasurer; Mrs. H. H. McLean, Housekeeper. 

Free educational and philanthropic work, wherein the science of 
music, art, education, and fraternity shall be promulgated to infant 
humanity. 

Number aided during year, 634. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Gifts and loans . 



Cr. 



S329 00 


Salaries and wages 


$2,451 21 


1,171 98 


Supplies and class materials 


4,32 1 10 


3,863 47 


Repairs and improvements. 


266 40 




Hooks for library 


93 15 




Rent and insurance . 


127 83 




Summer outings 


77!) 00 




Miscellaneous . 


25 90 


S8.367 45 


SS.367 45 



120 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



East End Christian Union, 7 Burleigh St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Theodore F. Wright, President; Mary Woodman, Secretary; Fred- 
erick W. Rogers, Treasurer; John H. Walker, Superintendent. 

Provides library and reading rooms, gymnasiums, baths, manual 
training, classes in sewing and domestic work, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,169, viz., 160 partly paying, 2,009 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Annual sale 



Cr. 



$161 31 


Investments during year 


$535 25 


2,450 67 


Salaries and wages 


1,185 73 


125 12 


Repairs and improvements 


44 04 


603 06 


Fresh air work . 


640 00 




Festivals . 


144 53 




Miscellaneous 


532 04 




Cash on hand . 


258 57 


S3, 340 16 


$3,340 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of other property, $3,235, viz., investments, $2,035, 
contents of building, library, etc., $1,200. 



Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Cyrus J. Moore, President; Rev. J. H. Duckrey, Treasurer. 
To provide a home and hospital for indigent sick persons, and to 
maintain a school for nurses. 
No report. 



The Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 
(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Sister M. B. Franklin, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; 
Sister A. A. Del Vecchio, Secretary. 

The reception, care, and comfort of persons afflicted with incurable 
diseases, without distinction of race, color, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 197, viz., Ill paying, 37 partly paying, 
49 free. Number of beds, 66. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 6 men, 18 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



121 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


S12 40 


Salaries and wages 


$4,431 86 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,241 03 


Provisions and supplies 


6,943 85 


Bequests .... 


2,373 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


103 37 


On account of persons aided 


13,903 22 


Repairs and improvements 


6,653 76 


Hospital Aid Society . 


9,550 00 


Payment on mortgage 


2,000 00 


Poor box collection . 


37 76 


Interest on mortgage 


1,850 00 


Industry . 


21 12 


Fuel . 


1,432 00 


Entertainments 


130 00 


House furnishings 


1,657 56 


Rent .... 


218 00 


Miscellaneous 


640 44 






Cash on hand . 


1,773 69 




827,486 53 


$27,486 53 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$154,143.57; value of other property (real estate), $2,000. 



The Lamson Home, 



308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. 
1888.) 



(Incorporated 



Report for year ending March 1, 1905. 

O. M. Wentworth, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; Dwight 
Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for aged and infirm members of Baptist churches. Ministers 
and their wives, widows, or orphans are given preference. 

Home carried on by and under the direction of the Baptist Home. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . 821 89 

Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 511 16 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Aid of beneficiaries at Bap- 
tist Home 
Cash on hand 



S533 05 I 



$200 00 

200 00 
133 05 

$533 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $9,374.29. 

The Rindge Hospital, 1 Arnold Circle, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Treatment of all non-contagious diseases, — medical and surgical. 
Hospital closed since August, 1904. 



Chelsea. 

The Chelsea Boys' Club Association, 13 Everett Ave., Chelsea. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Report for year ending May 17, 1906. 

Fred A. Pitcher, President; Chester II. Wilbar, Secretary; Samuel 
H. Robie, Treasurer; Walter E. Dillon, Superintendent. 

A refuge for boys, that they may be kept from the streets, instructed, 
and amused. 

Number aided during year, 1,200. 



122 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $56 80 

Subscriptions and donations 372 37 



$429 17 



Cr. 



Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$290 00 

113 73 

25 44 

$429 17 



Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, corner Fourth and Walnut Sts., Chelsea. 
(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 11, 1905. 

L. Weinberg, President; N. Taymor, Secretary; S. Levits, Treasurer. 

To bury the dead of the poor Hebrews of Chelsea in the cemetery 

in Montvale owned by the corporation. 

Number aided during year, 66. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$69 00 


Salaries and wages 


$81 96 


Subscriptions and donations 
Lots sold .... 


331 75 


Undertaker 


193 85 


345 40 


Paid on mortgage 


191 25 


Miscellaneous 


1 00 


To city of Woburn for side- 








walk 


42 28 






Insurance 


10 50 






Balance on chapel 


200 00 






Miscellaneous 


11 92 






Cash on hand . 


15 39 




$747 15 


$747 15 



Value of property (cemetery), $3,000 ($575, mortgage). 



Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, corner of Elm St. and 
Everett Ave., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 

Harry Wise, President; Mrs. A. Shaferman, Secretary; Mrs. S. 
Gotfind, Treasurer. 

To loan money without interest to poor and needy residents of 
Chelsea, and otherwise aid them. 

Number aided during year, 300. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $36 00 

Subscriptions and donations 375 00 

Entertainments . . 130 00 



$541 00 



Cr. 



Loans 

Aid 

Cash on hand 



$200 00 
186 00 
155 00 

$541 00 



The Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, 49 Bellingham St., 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Freelin C. Knowlton, President; Alfred J. Ashe, Treasurer. 

Nursing the sick, and doing such work as will alleviate suffering 
among all classes of humanity, without regard to social condition, 
race, creed, or color. 

No report. 



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Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, 3 Washington Sq., Chelsea. 
(Incorporated 1885.) 

Henry Mitchell, President; Mrs. S. E. Engles, Secretary; Edwin 
Curry, Treasurer; Mrs. I. M. Benson, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Chelsea for ten years. Admission fee, S150. 

No report. 



Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Shawmut St., Chelsea. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending April 10, 1906. 

Jabez K. Montgomery, President; John Egan, Secretary; Hon. 
George E. Mitchell, Treasurer; Ella M. Stewart, Matron. 

For the care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 474, viz., 407 paying, 67 free. Number 
of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

and delayed interests 
Borrowed 



125 

1,750 
1,000 
6,666 


45 

00 
00 

24 


1,118 
1,000 


70 
00 


311,560 45 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



o women. 


. S1,000 


00 


3,660 


00 


. 4,757 


82 


. 1,379 


29 


333 


07 


300 


03 


129 


34 


SI 1,560 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$28,000; value of investments, $19,981. 



Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Powder Horn Hill, 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Peter D. Smith, President; Joseph B. Maccabe, Secretary; William 
M. Olin, Treasurer; Charles D. Nash, Superintendent; Mrs. Charles 
D. Nash, Matron. 

Maintaining a home for disabled and destitute sailors and soldiers 
who served the United States during the war of the rebellion, and 
received honorable discharge; Massachusetts soldiers and sailors 
preferred. 

No report. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Chicopee. 

The Sherman Rest Home, 259 Chicopee St., Chicopee. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Luther White, President; Rev. C. G. Burnham, Secretary; Pascal 
J. Newell, Treasurer; Mrs. Eleanor V. Chapman, Matron. 

To furnish a home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 15, viz., 10 paying, 1 partly paying, 
4 free. Number of beds, 3. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$4 25 


Investments during year 


$0 50 


114 00 


Repairs and improvements 


181 72 


28 00 


Insurance 


18 75 


126 50 


Board 


67 75 




Cash on hand 


4 03 


$272 75 


$272 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of investments, $2,501.58. 



Clinton. 

The Clinton Home for Aged People, Clinton. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Charles H. Richardson, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
William A. Fuller, Treasurer. 

Providing a home for, and otherwise assisting, respectable aged and 
indigent men and women. 

Not yet opened. 



Clinton Hospital Association, Highland St., Clinton. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
Oliver D. Jewett, Treasurer; Miss Theresa G. Leach, Superintend- 
ent; Miss Jessie J. Glen, Assistant Superintendent. 

An institution for the care, cure, and relief of sick and injured 
persons, irrespective of creed, nationality, or color. 

Number aided during year, 590, viz., 566 paying, 5 partly paying, 
19 free. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 2 men, 32 women. 



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125 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Membership fees 
Supplies, etc., sold 



SI, 239 01 


I 4,571 


23 


5,100 


00 


11,606 


56 


1,613 


99 


342 


00 


511 


26 


$24,984 


05 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lighting 
Insurance 

Books and stationery. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



6,530 08 

6,310 49 
452 50 
463 26 

2,159 32 
265 14 
240 46 
551 S3 

2,855 97 

824,984 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,500; value of investments, $45,273.89. 



Concord. 

The Concord Female Charitable Society, Concord. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending January 10, 1906. 

Mrs. William Wheeler, President; Mrs. Walter S. Blanchard, 
Secretary; Miss Emma F. Smith, Treasurer. 

To relieve distress, encourage industry, and promote virtue and 
happiness among the female part of the community; especial attention 
given to the needs of poor children. 

Number of families aided during year, 15. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S30 72 


Provisions and supplies 


S133 92 


Donation . 


1 00 


Rent 


13 00 


Assessments 


160 00 


Hospital expenses and nurs- 




Income from investments 


100 10 


ing .. . 


112 07 


Miscellaneous 


5 00 


Miscellaneous . 


30 37 






Cash on hand 


7 46 




S296 82 


S296 82 



Value of investments, $2,500. 



Concord's Home for the Aged, Walden St., Concord. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Richard F. Barrett, President; Abby M. Gourgas, Secretary; 
William H. Brown, Treasurer; Mary E. Myers, Matron. 

To care for needy men and women at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Concord for five years. Entrance fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



126 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$385 84 


Subscriptions and donations 142 00 


Bequests . 


1.000 00 


Entrance fee . • 


100 00 


From boarders . 


603 40 


Income from investments 


1,450 03 


Matured investments 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous . 


35 00 




$4,716 27 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines, medi 

cal attendance, etc. 
Repairs and improvements 
Premium and interest on in 

vestments 
Burial expenses. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $1,045 26 


540 


00 


977 


73 


30 


89 


154 


31 


14 


25 


62 


00 


22 


IS 


. 1,869 


68 



$4,716 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $35,753.12. 



Danvers. 

Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gorton, President; Mrs. Ariadne J. White, Secre- 
tary; George O. Stimpson, Treasurer. 

To provide a home and care for the aged. 

Cash on hand, $528.89; value of investments, $4,307.53. 

Not yet opened. 

Dedham. 

Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Colburn, President; Mrs. Alfred Hewins, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Maria L. Taft, Treasurer. 

To provide nurses for cases of disease or injury in Dedham. 
Number aided during year, 12. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 



$1,534 10 

64 00 

16 76 

$1,614 86 



Cr. 



Paid nurses 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$238 92 

5 50 

1,370 44 

$1,614 86 



Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, "Washington St., Dedham. 

(Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Charles W. Dexter, President; Miss E. N. Converse, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie E. Wilson, Treasurer; Miss Mary B. Bradbury, 
Superintendent . 

To provide shelter, instruction, and employment for discharged 
female prisoners and girls and women placed on probation. 



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127 



Number aided during year, 121. Number of beds, 50. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Proceeds from laundry 
From State for board of in- 
mates . 
Borrowed 
Miscellaneous 



S266 
1,765 

3,238 
3,634 


63 
91 
75 
10 


264 

1,000 

13 


00 
00 

20 


810,182 59 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



8136 50 


2,919 


36 


. 5,858 


56 


940 


31 


160 


00 


17 


80 


150 


06 


810,182 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,400; value of investments, 838,600. 



East Bridgewater. 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., East Bridgewater. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Charles S. Millet, M.D., President; Elizabeth C. Millet, Clerk and 
Treasurer; Lina M. Watt, Superintendent. 
For the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases. 
No report. 

Everett. 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Geo. M. Nash, President; Mrs. Clara E. Spear, Secretary; R. Wells 
Dibble, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for aged persons. 
Not yet opened. 



The New England Home for Deaf Mutes (Aged, Blind, or Infirm), 112 Tremont 
Ave., Everett. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1906. 

Dr. John Dixwell, President; William F. Mitchell, Secretary; Dr. 
Heber Bishop, Treasurer; Mrs. Frances L. Ryan, Matron. 

The care, support, and maintenance of aged, blind, and infirm deaf 
mutes. 

Number aided during year, 15, viz., 3 partly paying, 12 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



128 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $190 49 

Subscriptions and donations 3,386 62 

On account of persons aided 553 00 

Loan .... 500 00 



$4,630 11 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,250 00 


Provisions and supplies 


981 31 


Repairs and improvements. 


384 80 


Rent, telephone, and taxes . 


495 89 


Stationery, printing, and 




postage 


225 65 


Miscellaneous 


151 88 


Cash on hand . 


140 58 



$4,630 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000; value of household effects, $500. 

Fairhaven. 

Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Sarah Cox Anthony, President; Miss Georgia E. Fairfield, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy and unworthy poor, sick persons, and invalids; 
and to provide needy children with clothing. 
Number aided during year, 60 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 







Dr. 








Cr. 






Cash 


on hand 




$57 


24 


Salaries and wages 


$25 


00 


Subsc 


riptions 


and donations 


560 


00 


Provisions and 


supplies 


858 


48 


Fees 
Incon 


ae from 


nvestments . 


26 
322 


00 
35 


Cash on hand 




82 


11 



$965 59 



$965 59 



Value of investments, $7,000. 



The Ladies' Benevolent Society, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Lillian G. Delano, President; Mrs. Cora Howland Blossom, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor, and general charitable and religious purposes. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$10 46 


Subscriptions and donations 


101 25 


Membership fees 


13 20 


Entertainments 


142 35 



$267 26 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Deposited in savings bank . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$48 40 


140 


00 


46 


81 


32 


05 


$267 


26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,230. 



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129 



Fall River. 

Associated Charities of Fall River, 84 North Main St., Pall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

A. J. Abbe, M.D., President; Israel Brayton, Recording Secretary; 
Alice E. Wetherbee, General Secretary; Edmund F. Buffinton, 
Treasurer. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of Fall 
River, etc. 

Number aided during year, 155 with clothing, 10 families with coal, 
employment found for 110. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 



$11 03 
1,346 47 



$1,357 50 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$974 99 

260 00 

122 14 

37 

$1,357 50 



Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, 187 "Washington St., Fall River. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending June 80, 1906. 

Lewis Pockrass, President; Fishel Hurovitz, Secretary; Sam Wexler, 

Treasurer; Sam Riback, Superintendent. 

To aid needy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



$156 00 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$20 00 


Salaries and wages 


$25 OO 


Subscriptions and donations 


136 00 


Aid . 


108 40 






Miscellaneous 


17 30 






Cash on hand 


5 30 



$156 00 



Children's Home of Fall River, 427 Robeson St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1873.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Nathaniel B. Borden, Preside/if; Miss Lvdia II. Read, Correspond- 
ing Secretary; Miss Ellen M. Shore, Recording Secretary; Benjamin 
S. C. Gilford, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Marchant, Matron. 

To provide a home for the reception, care, and education ol' orphan, 

abandoned, and destitute children. 



130 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Number aided during year, 93, viz., 55 paying, 11 partly paying, 
27 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$257 45 


Investments during year 


$1,086 15 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,579 62 


Salaries and wages 


1,876 57 


Bequests .... 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,872 49 


On account of persons aided 


1,649 00 


Repairs and improvements 


455 43 


Income from investments . 


4,084 57 


Water 


128 69 


Miscellaneous . 


30 44 


Gas ... 


139 51 






Miscellaneous . 


374 88 






Cash on hand . 


767 36 




$7,701 08 


$7,701 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000; value of investments, $89,144.59. 

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, 151 Tremont St., Fall 
River. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Rt. Rev. W. Stang, President; Miss Catherine A. Acosta, Secre- 
tary; Alphonsine Romeyer, Treasurer. 

To provide hospitals, schools, nurses, and teachers, and for general 
charitable, educational, and religious purposes. 

Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 

First year not completed. 



Emil Zola Association, Pearl St. Synagogue, Fall River. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1906. 

Jacob Sterling, President; Max Dubitzky, Secretary; Isaac Jacob- 
son, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and worthy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $4 10 

Subscriptions and donations 345 60 



$349 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Aid . 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$18 00 

247 75 

37 00 

46 95 



$349 70 



Fall River Deaconess Home, 825 Second St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1893.) 
Report for year ending May 8, 1906. 

John D. Flint, President; Ariadne J. Borden, Secretary; Irani N. 
Smith, Treasurer; Mrs. Eva C. Frields, Matron. 

A home for deaconesses, in accordance with the provisions of the 



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131 



discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and a training school 
for the instruction of women in nursing and missionary work. 

Number aided during year, 250, viz., 10 partly paying, 240 free. 
Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$33 38 


Salaries and wages 


$219 00 


293 81 


Provisions and supplies 


926 14 


74 00 


Repairs and improvements 


109 05 


2,223 43 


Deaconesses' allowance 


634 00 




Gas and fuel 


407 31 




Miscellaneous . 


239 64 




Cash on hand 


89 48 


$2,624 62 


$2,624 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $40,000. 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Adam E. Teran, President; Charles Leviss, Secretary; Benjamin 
Finstein, Treasurer. 

Collecting and distributing funds or relief among needy people of 
Hebrew origin or descent. 

No report. 



Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Rachel Silverstein, President; Mrs. Arthur Alpert, Secretary; 
Mrs. Jacob Fogal, Trgasurer. 

To provide for the needy, and to donate charity for the Hebrews 
of Fall River. 

Number aided during year, 108. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Dues from members . 

Charitv ball 


$50 00 
210 00 
175 00 


Loans to needy 
Donations 
Cash on hand 


Cr. 


$40 00 
230 00 
165 00 




$435 00 


$435 (to 



Fall River Women's Union, 325 Pine St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. William II. Jennings, President; Mrs. Edward S. Adams, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles A. Bassett, Treasurer; Mrs. Charlotte 
Worthen, Matron of Home; Miss Clarissa Buffinton, Superintendent 

of rooms for girl-. 



132 



STATE BOAED OF CHAKITY. [P. D. 17 



To provide temporary lodgings for women of any creed or nation- 
ality; also rooms where girls from twelve to fifteen years of age are 
taught sewing and cooking. 

Number aided during year, 343, viz., 93 paying, 250 free. Number 
of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Rummage sale . 
Entertainment . 



$680 69 
286 50 
619 82 
442 17 
238 37 
219 85 



$2,487 40 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


» $574 72 


Provisions and supplies 


203 14 


Repairs and improvements 


366 33 


Rent 


432 00 


Vacation school 


75 00 


Miscellaneous . 


96 61 


Cash on hand . 


739 60 




$2,487 40 



Value of investments, $9,759.47. 



Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Pearl St. Synagogue, Pall Kiver. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Dora Finstein, President; Fanny Callis, Secretary; Annie Bolovsky, 

Treasurer. 

To help poor and needy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 155. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Membership dues 
Entertainments 


$103 02 
265 18 
445 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 


$313 20 
500 00 



$813 20 



$813 20 



Home for Aged People, Highland Ave., Fall River. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1906. 
John D. Flint, President; Miss Abby B. Wrightington, Secretary; 
Edward S. Adams, Treasurer; Mrs. E. G. Francis, Superintendent. 

Home for aged men and women of good character, at least sixty- 
eight years of age, residents of Fall River for ten years. Admission, 
$200, and transfer of property. 

Number aided during year, 30. Number of beds, 26. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



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133 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . $1,544 72 


Investments during year 


$2,890 00 


Subscriptions and donations 2,558 46 


Salaries and wages 


2,626 12 


Bequests .... 3,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,528 64 


On account of persons aided 860 00 


Repairs and improvements 


313 02 


Income from investments . 2,488 27 


Miscellaneous 


539 07 




Cash on hand . 


554 60 


$10,451 45 


$10,451 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $56,526.96. 



The Rescue Mission of Fall River, Massachusetts, 63 Fourth St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Frank A. Pease, President; Edwin R. Champlin, Secretary; Robert 
A. Dean, Treasurer; Paul Clough, Superintendent. 

To save from vicious courses, promote spiritual life, and encourage 
temperance reform. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Basket collections 



$10 69 
621 30 
255 02 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Cash on hand . 


$632 40 
8 63 

228 00 
17 98 


$887 01 


$887 01 



Value of furniture, $200. 

Saint Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Marguerite Philippe, President; Marie Potier, Treasurer. 

Procuring lands and buildings, and maintaining therein homes or 
hospitals for the care of persons who are ill, disabled, invalid, or con- 
valescent, and furnishing them with medical and surgical treatment, 
support, and nursing; and maintaining schools for the training of 
nurses. 

No report. 



St. Joseph's Orphanage, 56 Bassett St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1892.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. W. Stang, President; Dr. C. A. Casgrain, Secretary ; Mother 
St. Domitille, Treasurer; Rev. J. A. Prcvost, Superintendent. 
('are of poor orphans and half-orphans, and destitute children. 



134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Number aided during year, 563, viz., 200 paying, 263 partly paying, 
100 free. Number of beds, 408. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . $11 30 


Salaries and wages 


$1,981 77 


Subscriptions and donations 1,561 72 


Provisions and supplies 


7,675 53 


On account of persons aided 17,955 70 


Drugs and medicines . 


102 27 


-Sisters' teaching in parochial 


Repairs and improvements 


1,406 75 


schools .... 894 28 


Rent and insurance . 


1,966 75 


Industries, etc. . . . 2,079 77 


Paid on capital 


3,600 00 


Miscellaneous . . . 755 66 


Heating and lighting . 


1,619 72 




Clothing . 


1,343 00 




Furniture, bedding, etc. 


918 74 




Deposit in bank 


800 00 




Miscellaneous . 


1,797 44 




Cash on hand . 


46 46 


$23,258 43 


$23,258 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $12,082, viz., investments, $1,782; 
furniture, $10,300. 



St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, North Main St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. William Stang, D.D., President; Rev. B. F. McCahill, 
Secretary; Rev. Mortimer Downing, Treasurer; Mother M. Mechtildc, 
Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and neglected children. Home for Catholic children 
of Bristol County, except New Bedford, between the ages of four and 
twelve. 

Number aided during year, 245, viz., 25 partly paying, 220 free. 
Number of beds, 175. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 
Entertainments . 
Miscellaneous . 



Cr. 



$1,677 68 


Salaries and wages 


$900 00 


5,533 22 


Provisions and supplies 


6,044 86 


1,234 79 


Repairs and improvements 


309 71 


71 58 


Fuel and water rates . 


1,621 09 


2,808 78 


Insurance 


328 50 


247 46 


Cash on hand . 


2,369 35 


$11,573 51 


$11,573 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$70,000. 



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135 



Seaside Home of Fall River, Riverview St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 
James Marshall, President; Frank A. Pease, Secretary; Arthur P. 
Brayton, Treasurer; Miss Anna Read, Matron. 

Care of sick children during the hot summer months. 
Number aided during year, 53. Number of beds, 30. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



$52 17 

1.682 50 

10 38 



$1,745 05 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing, interest, and in- 
surance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



377/ 


87 


OlO 


32 


123 


65 


178 


10 


50 


03 


40 08 



$1,745 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



The Union Hospital in Fall River, 446 and 490 Prospect St. and 145 Grove St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Elias A. Tuttle, President; Arthur W. Allen, Secretary; Miss Eliza- 
beth M. Borden, Treasurer; Miss Mary C. McKenna, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, and training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 1,177, viz., 1,077 paying, 24 partly pay- 
ing, 76 free. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 2 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Subscriptions and donations 


84.239 24 


Investments during year 


300 00 


Bequests .... 


737 48 


Salaries and wages 


261 21 


On account of persons aided 


13,803 26 


Provisions and supplies 


J06 14 


Income from investments 




Drugs and medicines . 


'20 20 


and deposits . 


1,526 63 


i re and improvements 


1,850 29 


Free bed subscriptions 


6,600 00 


. 


B86 76 


Deficit .... 


163 29 


Water, telephone, etc. 


1,435 50 






Miscellaneous 


1.143 97 






Deficit 


; 




$27,069 80 


$27,069 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate pur] 
$30,000; value of investments, $40,473.95. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FlTCHBURG. 
Burbank Hospital, Nichols St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Henry O. Sawyer, President; Elliot N. Choate, Secretary; Henry 
A. Willis, Treasurer; Miss Phoebe W. Maddock, Matron. 

Treatment of accident cases and diseases not contagious or chronic. 
Number aided during year, 409, viz., 172 paying, 68 partly paying, 
169 free. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 8 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions for free beds 
On account of persons aided 
Income from rents 
City appropriation 
Sale of farm products 
Services of nurses 
Sale of real estate 
Miscellaneous 



$286 98 

500 00 

4,680 84 

253 00 

14,000 00 

795 03 

194 66 

1,500 00 

90 68 

$22,301 19 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$8,351 44 


Provisions and supplies 


10,083 35 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,403 21 


Repairs and improvements 


652 77 


Insurance 


108 75 


Miscellaneous 


20 50 


Cash on hand 


1,681 17 




$22,301 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$202,800. 



The Fitchburg Benevolent Union, 145 Main St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1886. ) 
Report for year ending September 28, 1906. 

Charles E. Ware, President; John G. Faxon, Secretary; Ebenezer 
Bailey, Treasurer; Miss Susan M. Turner, Agent. 

Charitable work in the city of Fitchburg. 

Number aided during year, 216. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Rummage sale . 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$107 42 


Salaries and wages 


$444 19 


747 54 


Provisions and supplies 


178 71 


36 36 


Rent 


96 00 


385 07 


Printing reports 


25 00 


58 35 


Office expenses . 


72 69 




Miscellaneous 


55 86 




Cash on hand 


462 29 


$1,334 74 


$1,334 74 



Value of investments, 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, 15 Holt St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1906. 

Miss Lucy Fay, President; Mrs. Eugene Curry, Secretary; Mrs. 
II. F. Gove, Treasurer; Mrs. Ellen McGrath, Matron. 

Home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 168, viz., 165 paying, 2 partly paying, 
1 free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$27 31 


Salaries and wages 


$809 57 


Subscriptions and donations 


64 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,433 04 


On account of persons aided 


2,337 86 


Repairs and improvements 


490 34 


Income from investments 




Interest . 


138 01 


and deposits . 


230 72 


Miscellaneous . 


45 11 


Entertainments and sales . 


283 85 


Cash on hand 


27 67 




$2,943 74 


$2,943 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $2,000. 



Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, corner Cedar and Orange Sts., Fitchburg. (In- 
corporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

William H. Bennett, M.D., President; Miss Adelaide Mclntire, 
Secretary; Wilbur W. Henry, Treasurer; Miss Nina Macdonald, 
Matron. 

Home for indigent ladies of good character, at least sixty-five years 
of age, residents of Fitchburg for ten years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 13. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fee . 
Income from investments . 
tnents Bold 



Cr. 



$2,849 


11 


Investments during year 


$521 11 


302 


50 


Salaries and wages 


830 50 


200 


00 


Provisions and supplies 


80 1 96 


1,810 


18 


Repairs and improvements 


I.".:. 7s 


3,923 


61 


Fuel and lighting 


4<)x ;,,, 






Care of furnace and ground> 


112 37 






Expenses of real estate in 








vestment 


514 68 






[nsxirance 


118 13 






Miscellaneous 


526 <>1 






( Saab <>u hand 


5,002 46 


$9,085 


40 


$9,0S5 40 



Value of property owned and occupied For corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $27,683.04. 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



The Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, 27 Holt St., Fitchburg. 

rated 1892.) 



Incorpo- 



Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Henry A. Goodrich, President; Albert B. Haskell, Secretary; Miss 
Mary E. Cross, Treasurer; Mrs. Abbie E. Demmon, Matron. 

Home for needy and dependent children of Fitchburg, from two 
to twelve years of age, in good physical and mental health, without 
restriction of color or nationality. Payment of SI a week, if possible. 

Number aided during year, 25, viz., 16 paying, 5 partly paying, 
4 free. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$398 45 


Investments during year 


$86 32 


746 35 


Salaries and wages 


619 50 


513 30 


Provisions and supplies 


450 34 


26 53 


Repairs and improvements 


20 71 


60 23 


Board and tuition 


108 00 




Miscellaneous 


67 42 




Cash on hand 


392 57 


SI. 744 86 


*1,744 S6 



Value of investments, $490.74. 



Framixgham. 

Framingham Hospital, Evergreen St., South Framingham. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

John H. Temple, President; Elizabeth Merriam, Secretary; Benja- 
min T. Thompson, Treasurer; Annabel L. Stewart, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 455, viz., 416 paying, 21 partly paying, 
18 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 2 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . S635 31 
Subscriptions and donations 471 57 
On account of persons aided 11,510 78 
Income from investments . 438 01 
Entertainments. . . 350 00 
Miscellaneous . . 99' 16 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 


$3,500 00 

8,426 93 

681 48 

570 59 

325 S3 


$13,504 83 


$13,504 S3 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000; value of other property, $13,729.07, viz., investments, 
$10,229.07; furniture, etc., $3,500. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



139 



The Framingham Training School for Nurses, Beach and Evergreen Sts., 
Framingham. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Nellie B. Palmer, President; Mrs. O. W. Collins, Secretary; F. L. 
Oaks, Treasurer; Miss A. L. Stewart, Superintendent. 

Establishing and maintaining a school for the education and training 
of nurses. 

First year not completed. 



Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, corner Worcester and Pleasant 
Sts., Framingham. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1906. 

Comer A. Belknap, President; Miss Ellen Hyde, Secretary; John H. 
Temple, Treasurer; Mrs. Abbie T. Hadley, Matron. 

Home for indigent persons at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Framingham for ten years. Admission, $150, and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 12. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Admission fees . 
Funds deposited by inmates 
Re-investment account 



Cr. 



$853 16 


Investments during year 


$2,050 02 


562 92 


Salaries and wages 


933 05 


1,793 19 


Provisions and supplies 


1,212 68 


497 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


72 35 


500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


379 82 


1,736 36 


Funeral expenses 


126 40 




Taxes and insurance . 


63 10 




Miscellaneous 


84 29 




Cash on hand 


1,020 92 


$5,942 63 


$5,942 63 



Value of .property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,500; value of investments, $30,886.71*. 



Gardner. 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Pearl St., Gardner. (Incorporated 1896. 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Euclid L. Brooks, President; Edward P. Nbyes, Secretary; Alec 
V.. Knowlton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. (). ('. Lord, Superintendent 
and Matron. 

Home for Protestant men and women, a1 least fifty-five years of 
•.i<je, natives of the United States, and residents nl Gardner for ten 
years. 



140 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$45 98 

267 92 

3,799 89 



$4,113 79 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance and taxes . 
Water and land rents 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $1,342 


07 


782 


25 


1,002 


09 


430 


94 


382 


39 


110 


25 


40 


98 


22 


82 



$4,113 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $52,000. 



Georgetown. 

Trustees of the Carleton Home, North St., Georgetown. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Edward A. Chaplin, President; Miss Mary A. Palmer, Secretary; 
Harry E. Perkins, Treasurer; Clara J. Berry, Matron. 

To maintain a home for the care of the aged poor of both sexes. 

Number aided during year, 3, partly paying. Number of beds, 4. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 







Cr. 




$311 


10 


Investments during year 


$998 80 


228 


86 


Salaries and wages 


239 92 


1,189 


94 


Provisions and supplies 


236 87 






Repairs and improvements 


20 41 






Fuel 


116 25 






Miscellaneous 


46 68 






Cash on hand . 


70 97 


$1,729 


90 


$1,729 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,815; value of investments, $32,975.53. 



Gloucester. 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, "Washington St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1906. 

Sylvester Cunningham, President; Kilby W. Shute, Secretary; 
Horace A. Smith, Treasurer; Miss Grace G. Pillsbury, Matron. 

To furnish medical and surgical aid to inhabitants of Gloucester, 
and in case of emergency to others, according to the will ol the late 
Addison Gilbert. 



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141 



Number aided during year, 259, viz., 126 paying, 80 partly paying, 
53 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 


$409 85 
2,724 13 
6,211 37 
6,543 81 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand . 


$5,735 50 

6,368 79 

1,163 02 

2,459 03 

162 82 




$15,889 16 


$15,889 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,000; value of investments, $116,575. 



Associated Charities of Gloucester, Middle St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Dr. J. E. Garland, President; Fred A. Shackelford, Secretary; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Lucy Lawrence, Registrar. 

To help the poor to help themselves. 

Number aided during year, 180 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... $98 76 

Subscriptions and donations 502 74 

Income from investments . 3 79 

Miscellaneous . . . 6 00 



1 29 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



$308 00 

76 37 

81 06 

145 86 

$611 29 



Value of investments, $100. 



The Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, 1 "Western Ave., Gloucester. 

(Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Allan Rogers, President; Daniel T. Babson, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Mary Williams, Matron. 

Home for men and women, at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Gloucester. Entrance fee, $300. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Gash <>n hand 
Knt ranee fee, etc. 
Income from investments 
Invest ments paid 

Miscellaneous 



1996 1*» 

508 no 

3,100 in 

1,300 00 
588 75 



$6,4<»:{ 3 i 



Cr. 



!n\ esl ments during year 


If. 17 


Salaries ami -wa^es 


768 "0 


Provisions and supplii 


1,240 53 


Repairs and improvements 


233 L3 


Miscellaneous 


492 65 


Cash on hand 


l.i L2 86 







142 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,030.53; value of investments, $71,266.65. 



Gloucester Relief Association, 66 Commercial St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 

1888.) 

Report for year ending January 21, 1906. 

George A. Johnson, President; Henry P. Dennen, Secretary; William 

A. King, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucinda D. Friend, Superintendent. 

Aid to families of lost and disabled fishermen. 

Number aided during year, 22. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 


$150 00 

65 00 

250 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 


$115 00 
350 00 



$465 00 



$465 00 



Huntress Home, 110 Prospect St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
George E. MacDonald, President; John J. Somes, Secretary; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Mrs. Clara H. Swift, Matron. 

Home for old ladies over sixty years of age, natives of Gloucester. 
No fixed entrance fee. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Entrance fees . 
Income from investments 


$156 10 
2,130 79 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and light . 
Miscellaneous 


$737 54 

1,058 84 

109 92 

273 30 

107 29 




$2,286 89 


$2,286 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,500; value of investments, $27,240.27. 

Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Otis Weld Richardson, President; Frederick J. Libby, Clerk; 
Pierpont L. Stackpole, Treasurer. 

Supporting respectable and deserving women employed as servants 
or otherwise engaged in earning their livelihood in Magnolia, with a 
clubhouse to be used for meetings, social, literary, musical, and reli- 
gious, as a reading room and library, for entertainments and as a 
dormitory. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



1 \:\ 



Greenfield. 

The Franklin County Public Hospital, 16 Main St., Greenfield. (Incorporated 

1895.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Levi J. Gunn, President; Eliza B. Leonard, Secretary; Frank J. 
Lawler, Treasurer; Anna M. Sweeney, Superintendent. 

To provide free medical and surgical treatment for the poor, and at 
reasonable rates for others; also to educate and train young women 
as nurses. 

Number aided during year, 240, viz., 227 paying, 1 partly paying, 
12 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


8985 91 


Investments during year 


$6,000 00 


Bequests .... 


6,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


3,002 16 


On account of persons aided 


4,767 86 


Provisions and supplies 


3,588 83 


From nurses 


88 93 


Drugs and medicines . 


373 54 


Miscellaneous . 


867 02 


Interest, etc. 


347 45 


Deficit . . . 


602 26 








S13,311 98 


$13,311 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $7,000. 

Haverhill. 

Hale Hospital, Buttonwoods Ave., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Hon. R. L. Wood, President; Charles G. Johnson, Secretary; W. \Y. 
Spaulding, Treasurer; Anne Chandler Parker, Superintendent. 
Medical and surgical treatment. 

Number aided during year, 400, viz., 224 paying, 97 partly paying, 
79 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 2 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Caafa on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Bonds matured 
On account of mortgage note 
From investment fund 
Miscellaneous 



$1,307 


70 


915 


10 


330 


00 


11,002 


20 


3,269 


08 


3,000 


00 


600 


00 


534 


92 


281 


70 


s-ji.1 in 


70 



Cr. 
[nvestments during year 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

I tarugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvement! 

Light and fuel . 
Water and ice 

Telephone, printing, etc. 
Furniture and furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$4,230 17 

6,042 99 

4, 2! »'.i 7:. 
2,19 

333 09 

1,863 91 

li 2 46 

631 17 

K) 70 



144 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,723.64; value of other property, $84,330, viz., investments, $75,- 
818.31, furniture and furnishings, $8,511.69. 



Haverhill Boys' Club Association, 11 "Washington St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

M. D. Wolfe, President; Donald G. Browne, Secretary; Stanley D. 
(^rray, Treasurer; M. D. Koetter, Superintendent. 

To furnish club-rooras, manual training, reading-room and library, 
entertainments, etc., for boys of eight to sixteen or seventeen years, 
of limited means and upon the street. Boys pay five cents per month 
each. 

Number aided during year, 206. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



$30 47 
1,137 20 



$1,167 67 



Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



$600 


00 


360 00 


157 


29 


50 38 


$1,167 


67 



Value of equipment, $100. 



Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, City Hall, Haverhill. (Incorporated 1854.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

Ann A. Johnson, President; Nettie M. Flud, Secretary; Eva F. 
Howes, Treasurer. 

Help for the worthy poor of Haverhill. 
Number aided during year, 240. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 
Income from investments 



ers or empi 


jyees, 2 women. 

Cr. 




$10 73 


Investments during year 


$900 00 


317 00 


Salaries and wages 


200 00 


1,100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


. 2,415 36 


2,270 49 


Miscellaneous 


113 00 




Cash on hand 


69 86 


$3,698 22 


$3,69S 22 



Value of investments, $31,325.11. 



Pun II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



145 



Haverhill Young "Women's Christian Association, 4 Main St., Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1905. 

Mrs. Alfred Kimball, President; Mrs. Dora M. Goodwin, Secretary; 
Mrs. Jane A. Wood, Treasurer; Ellen M. Hinds, General Secretary. 

The promotion of the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual welfare 
of women, particularly young women earning a livelihood. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$400 99 


Salaries and wages 


$267 58 


Subscriptions and donation? 


183 50 


Coal and gas 


21 79 


Membership fees 


182 00 


Gymnasium outfit 


37 02 


Interest on deposits . 


14 12 


Rent 


61 09 


Entertainments. 


370 78 


Storing and moving goods 


23 50 


Employment bureau . 


24 00 


Telephone and newspaper 


15 84 


Class fees . 


176 00 


Miscellaneous . 


62 04 


Miscellaneous 


2 00 


Cash on hand . 


864 53 




$1,353 39 


$1,353 39 



Old Ladies' Home Association, 119 Main St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1856.) 
Report for year ending May 16, 1906. 

Mrs. Caroline Crowell, President; Miss Sarah P. Cogswell, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie M. Wheeler, Treasurer; Miss M. J. Kimball, 
Matron. 

Home for needy women at least seventy years of age, residents of 
Haverhill. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Sale of funds for reinvest- 
ment .... 



$1,811 35 

2,103 91 

616 00 

3,190 95 

23,777 39 

$31,499 60 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



$27,609 


54 


1,236 


46 


. 2,289 


71 


336 


96 


26 93 


$31,499 


60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,850; value of investments, $68,644.66. 



Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, 128 River St., Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Samuel Ritter, President; Benjamin Grad, Secretary and Treasurer. 
For the assistance and relief of Hebrew men between the ages of 
twenty and forty. 
No report. 



146 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



HOLYOKE. 

The Holyoke Boys' Club Association, 422 Main St., Holyoke. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Frederick S. Webber, President; William A. Allyn, Secretary; 

Thomas S. Childs, Treasurer. 

For the betterment of boys of the street. 

Number aided during year, 624. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Subscriptions and donations 

Printing . 

Box making 

Loan 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous . 



$55 


54 


2,074 


19 


104 


03 


1,064 


60 


9,000 


00 


960 


36 


31 


04 


$13,289 


76 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$9,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


973 50 


Rent . . . . 


210 00 


Printing . 


129 21 


Box making 


997 33 


Printing press and machin- 




ery . 


459 21 


Miscellaneous . 


914 82 


Cash on hand . 


605 69 




$13,289 76 



Value of property, $12,500, viz., investments (real estate), $12,000, 
machinery, etc., $500. 



Holyoke City Hospital, Beach St. Extension, Holyoke. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Hon. William Whiting, President; F. B. Towne, Secretary; W. F. 
Whiting, Treasurer; L. H. Clarke, M.D., Superintendent; Lillian O. 
West, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Private hospital for treating the sick at a reasonable cost. 
Number aided during year, 508. Number of beds, 65. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 40, viz., 4 men, 36 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous . 



$2,517 


23 


3,738 


08 


13,161 


92 


920 


00 


241 


40 


$20,578 


63 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $1,917 


r»0 


6,950 


52 


8,178 


56 


880 


24 


302 98 


1,672 


89 


675 


94 


$20,578 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$105,000; value of investments, $21,623.48. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



147 



Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Elvira F. Ball, President; Mrs. Jennie Miner, Secretary; Florence 
D. Merrick, Treasurer. 

Caring for the* aged and infirm, and providing them with a home; 
and the promotion of charitable and benevolent work. 

Cash on hand, $6,081.67. 

Not yet opened. 

The Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, corner Dwight and Elm Sts., 

Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Gene- 
vieve, Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister Mary 
Anthony, Superior. 

Treatment of acute diseases. 

Number aided during year, 573, viz., 462 paying, 48 partly paying, 
63 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 38, viz., 3 men, 35 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $130 22 

Subscriptions and donations 2,448 50 

On account of persons aided 21,261 81 

Miscellaneous . . . 70 34 



823,910 87 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


S2,590 98 


Provisions and supplies 


12.514 24 


Drugs and medicines . 


575 99 


Repairs and improvements. 


947 55 


Insurance 


471 00 


Payment on property 


2,000 00 


Payment on building con- 




tracts . . . . 


3,710 00 


Cash on hand 


1,101 11 




S23.910 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000. 

Hyde Park. 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hale St., Hyde Park. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 190fi. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Joslin, President; Mrs. Albion S. Whitmore, 
Secretary; Mrs. Edward B. Kellogg, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. 
Thurston, Matron. 

The permanent or temporary care of destitute crippled and deformed 
children under twelve years of age; unsectarian. 

Number aided during year, 29, viz., 3 partly paying, 2G free. Num- 
ber of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, <.), viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



148 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$102 17 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,378 12 


Bequests .... 


5,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


127 00 


Income from investments . 


460 00 


Loan .... 


1,800 00 


Entertainments, etc. . 


2,504 00 


Miscellaneous 


54 60 




$12,425 89 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$2,514 35 


Provisions and supplies 


2,488 38 


Repairs and improvements 


3,995 80 


Fuel and lighting 


469 47 


Interest . 


622 63 


Surgical supplies 


268 02 


Printing and postage . 


771 31 


Note paid. 


900 00 


Water tax 


248 00 


Miscellaneous 


45 16 


Cash on hand 


102 77 




$12,425 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



Lancaster. 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster. ( Incor- 
porated 1851.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Rev. George M. Bartol, D.D., President; S. R. Merrick, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

Aid to needy widows and spinsters, residents of Lancaster. 
Number aided during year, 28. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $641 91 

Income from investments . 544 80 



$1,186 71 

Value of investments, $11,400. 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations . 
Cash on hand . 



$34 50 
525 00 
627 21 



$1,186 71 



Lawrence. 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 94 East Haverhill St., Law- 
rence. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Mrs. F. Pfeft'erkorn, President; Ernest Laessig, Secretary; Gustave 
Hoepfner, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Socha, Matron. 

Maintaining a day nursery for the children of parents obliged to 
work away from home during the day, and also a home for destitute 
men and women, without regard to age, creed, or residence. No 
admission fee. 

Number aided during year, 13 (5 adults, 8 children), viz., 8 paying, 
3 partly paying, 2 free. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



149 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $349 50 

Subscriptions and donations 207 07 

On account of persons aided 484 00 



$1,040 57 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $400 00 

Provisions and supplies . 505 50 

Repairs and improvements. 44 50 

Cash on hand . . . 90 57 



$1,040 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,900. 



Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, 189 Maple St., Lawrence. (In- 
corporated 1875.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Sister Julia Latour, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; 
Sister Mary A. Fernand, Secretary. 

Care of orphan boys and girls, without distinction of color, creed, 
or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 381, viz., 190 paying, 98 partly paying, 
93 free. Number of beds, 270. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 2 men, 25 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,100 00 

Subscriptions and donations 4,320 60 

On account of persons aided 12,808 50 

Interest on deposits . . 345 40 

Industry . . . . 1,135 80 

Miscellaneous . . . 428 25 



$20,138 55 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements. 
Cash on hand . 



$1,865 50 

14,526 80 

2,062 00 

1,684 25 



$20,138 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$113,400. 

The Ladies' Hebrew Council, 62 Concord St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Lena Sibulkin, President; Marry Shindler, Secretary; Fenie Michal- 
ovitz, Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew women of Lawrence who are sick or in distress. 

Number aided during year, 67. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $47 99 

Subscriptions and donations 425 15 

Miscellaneous . . . 131 12 



Still | L'ti 



Provisions and supplies 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$431 36 
90 oo 
82 90 

$604 26 



150 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Lawrence Home for Aged People, 2 Bailey St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1895.) 
Report for year ending November 6, 1905. 

Rev. W. E. Gibbs, President; Mrs. Harry Lewis, Secretary; C. O. 
Andrews, Treasurer; Miss L. A. Mack, Matron. 

Home for aged people at least sixty years of age, residents of Law- 
rence, North Andover, or Methuen, for seven years. Admission, $250, 
and surrender of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,193 72 


Investments during year 


$5,695 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


Salaries and wages 


626 00 


Bequests . 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,027 30 


Admission fees . 


500 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


258 21 


Income from investments 


3,272 91 


Miscellaneous 


316 66 


Proceeds of May breakfast 


2,536 23 


Cash on hand . 


609 19 


Securities sold . 


377 50 








$8,532 36 


$8,532 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $76,654.65. 

Leicester. 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Public Library Building, Main St., Leicester. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1905. 
F. H. Gifford, President; Alexander McNeish, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Miss Mary Warren, Custodian. 

To loan articles and appliances to the sick and needy. 

Number aided during year, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 


$98 45 
45 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 
Cash on hand 


$10 00 

40 

133 05 




$143 45 


$143 45 



Leominster. 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, 6 Pearl St., Leominster. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Henry R. Smith, President; Miss A. E. Coggswell, Secretary; Wil- 



liam A. Putnam, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary E. Sheldon, Matron. 
Home for elderly ladies at least sixty-five years of age, re 



'dents of 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



151 



Leominster for ten years (exceptions made by vote of managers). 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$1,540 58 


Subscriptions and donations 


184 00 


Bequests .... 


5,412 50 


Admission fee . 


200 00 


Income from investments . 


1,914 28 


Miscellaneous 


516 00 




S9,767 36 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$672 


16 


. 1,277 


62 


408 


51 


315 85 


. 7,093 


22 


89,767 


36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,957.97; value of investments, $32,150. 



Leominster Hospital Association, Merriam Ave., Leominster. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Francis A. Whitney, President; Frank I. Pierson, Secretary; 
Edward R. Miller, M.D., Treasurer. 

The medical and surgical care of the sick and injured. 
No report. 



Lexington. 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Edward P. Nichols, President; E. M. Milliken, Secretary; A. E. 
Locke, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain an institution as a home for aged people 
of both sexes. 

Cash on hand, $1,308.25. 

Not yet opened. 

LONGMEADOW. 
The Doane Orphanage, 14 Main St., Longmeadow. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1905. 
Charles B. Holton, President; Vernor M. Schenck, Secretary; 
George H. Hale, Treasurer; Mrs. Cornelia E. Blake, Superintendent. 
To provide a home for homeless children of Protestant Christian 
parentage. 

Number aided during year, 32, viz., 19 partly paying, 13 free. N um- 
ber of beds, 28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



152 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous . 





Cr. 




$186 96 


Investments during year 


$4,000 00 


3,106 12 


Salaries and wages 


1,551 32 


4,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


• 759 16 


729 75 


Repairs and improvements 


139 57 


8 00 


Fuel and light . 


286 70 




Printing, postage, etc. 


119 89 




Travelling expenses . 


208 48 




Interest and payment or 


i 




mortgage 


570 00 




Miscellaneous 


277 62 




Cash on hand . 


118 09 


$8,030 83 


$8,030 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300. 

Lowell. 

The Battles Home, 15 Belmont St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Rev. A. St. John Chambre, D.D., President; Rev. C. W. Hunting- 
ton, D.D., Secretary; William T. Sheppard, Treasurer; Mary C. 
Battles, Superintendent. 

Home for aged men, without conditions of age, creed, or residence. 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 5. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments . 



$124 31 
451 00 

1,035 00 

400 00 

35 25 



$2,045 56 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$400 00 


Salaries and wages 


208 00 


Provisions and supplies 


617 36 


Repairs and improvements 


218 74 


Funeral expenses 


60 00 


Cash on hand 


541 46 




$2,045 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $1,000. 



Children's Home, Lowell. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Solon W. Stevens, President; Edward W. Trull, Treasurer. 
Providing a temporary home for the care and support of minor 
children of all ages. 
No report. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



153 



Faith Home, 249 Westford St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Rev. A. R. Dilts, President; Miss Mary E. Drew, Clerk; Mrs. 
Georgianna Foss, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide a Christian home for orphans and neglected and desti- 
tute children. 

Number aided during year, 16, viz., 6 partly paying, 10 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 12. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $12 36 

Subscriptions and donations 1,199 84 

On account of persons aided 520 00 



$1,732 20 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies . $1,010 98 

Repairs and improvements. 413 47 

Dry goods, etc. . . 300 00 

Cash on hand . . . 7 75 



$1,732 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 

The Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, 63 Howard St., Lowell. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1906. 

Salem Goldinberg, President; David Siskind, Secretary; Bessie 

Goldenberg, Treasurer. 

To loan money to the poor without interest. 

Number aided during year, 29. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Loans .... 
Entertainments . 



$222 90 

111 70 

367 70 

83 60 

S785 90 



Rent, etc.. 
Loaned 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$52 26 
242 00 
491 64 



$785 90 



The Ladies' Helping Hand Society, 8 Mclntyre St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1906. 

Minnie Bernstein, President; Bertha G. Paresky, Secretary; Minnie 
Harris, Treasurer. 

To relieve the sick, and for general charitable purposes. 
Number aided during year, 47. 



Dr. 



$753 00 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$300 00 


Relief given 


$369 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


270 00 


Knit 


12 00 


Dues .... 


98 00 


Cash on hand . 


372 00 


Entertainments. 


85 00 







$753 00 



154 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Lowell Day Nursery Association, 64 Kirk St. and 57 First St., Lowell. (Incor- 
porated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Rev. L. C. Manchester, President; Albert L. Bacheller, Secretary; 
James Gilbert Hill, Treasurer; Miss Louise S. Barbrick and Miss 
Flora Brawn, Matrons. 

Care by the day of young children of working mothers. Charge of 
ten cents each, or twenty-five cents for three, when able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 14,400. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,749 91 

Subscriptions and donations 45 00 

On account of persons aided 1,032 48 

Income from investments . 401 50 

Annual fair . . . 1,803 28 

$5,032 17 



Salaries and wages 


$1,865 72 


Provisions and supplies 


1,746 38 


Repairs and improvements. 


324 71 


Miscellaneous 


258 67 


Cash on hand . 


836 69 



$5,032 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,527.25; value of other property, $10,500, viz., investments, $10,- 
000; furniture, $500. 



Lowell Dispensary, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1836.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles H. Hobson, President; Edward B. Carney, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To furnish medicines and other needful articles and medical advice 
and relief to the sick poor of the city of Lowell. 

Not active as a dispensary; but the income of $15,000, held in trust 
by the Lowell General Hospital for the corporation, is used for dis- 
pensary purposes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


$120 00 
8 70 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Cash on hand . 


$120 00 
7 70 
1 00 



$128 70 



$128 70 



Value of investments, $3,266.74. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



155 



The Lowell General Hospital, Varnum Ave., Lowell. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905, 

Jacob Rogers, President; William T. Sheppard, Secretary; John 
F. Sawyer, Treasurer; Sara A. Bowen, Superintendent. 

Treatment of persons needing medical and surgical attendance dur- 
ing temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 443, viz., 201 paying, 191 partly paying, 
51 free. Number of beds, 66. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 3 men, 31 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $26,203 89 

Subscriptions and donations 77 393 86 

Bequests .... 14,000 00 

On account of persons aided 10,122 43 
Income from investments 

and funds . . 8,634 83 

Miscellaneous . . . 160 26 



$136,515 27 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lighting 
Out-patient department 
Insurance 
Construction 

Furniture and equipment 
Premium and interest on in 

vestments 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $63,500 


00 


7,175 


59 


6,247 


34 


1,309 


71 


. 2,362 


04 


. 2,767 


81 


199 


98 


343 


95 


23,371 


15 


. 2,340 


(19 


1,221 


53 


659 


15 


. 25,016 


33 


$136,515 27 



Value of property owmed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$81,950; value of investments, $216,620.10. 



The Lowell Humane Society, 71 Central St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Frederick P. Marble, President; Mrs. George F. Richardson, Secre- 
tary; Miss Mary Nesmith, Treasurer; C. F. Richardson, Agent. 
For the protection of children and dumb animals. 
Number of children aided during year, 198. 
Number of animals cared for during year, 1,165. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

( :i-li Dii hand 

Subscription-, and donal ion 
Income from investments 
Entertainments. 
Bdiscellaneoua 



Cr. 



$266 49 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,025 10 


281 00 


Renl 


tin 00 


501 91 


Miscellaneous 


7 1 38 


357 58 


Cash on hand 


266 30 


18 80 






$1,425 78 


$1,425 7S 



Value of investments, $1 l,o00. 



156 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Old Ladies' Home, 520 Fletcher St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 13, 1905. 

Mrs. Caroline A. Richardson, President; Mrs. Sarah T. Young, 
Secretary; James Edward Gibson, Treasurer; Miss Martha E. Mills, 
Matron. 

Home for single Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Lowell for five years. Admission, $200 and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 42. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$15,675 96 


Subscriptions and donations 


114 


26 


Bequests . . . . 


2,613 


74 


Admission fees . 


4.100 


00 


Income from investments . 


3.647 


66 


Sale of stock 


2,360 


00 




$28,511 


62 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$10,873 99 


Salaries and wages 


1,993 42 


Provisions and supplies 


3,772 27 


Repairs and improvements 


9,545 00 


Miscellaneous 


49 90 


Cash on hand . 


2,277 04 



$28,511 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$51,150; value of investments, $95,176.13. 



St. John's Hospital, Bartlett and High Sts., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Sister Agnes Sheehan, President and Sister Superior; Sister Terese 
Ulrich, Secretary; Sister Martina Tragessor, Treasurer. 

Care of the sick, irrespective of creed, color, age, nationality, or 
residence. Insane persons, inebriates, and persons suffering from 
contagious diseases not usually admitted. 

Number aided during year, 751, viz., 365 paying, 219 partly paying, 
167 free. Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 4 men, 29 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$638 79 


Salaries and wages 


$3,204 82 


Subscriptions and donat 


ions 2,243 64 


Provisions and supplies 


7.112 02 


On account.of persons ai 


ded 11,909 54 


Repairs and improvements 
Bedding, linens, etc. . 


6.603 83 


City patients 


. 1,396 97 


'878 36 


County patients 


488 50 


Fuel, light, and water 


1,621 00 


State patients . 


620 70 


Interest on mortgage 


1,172 92 


Loan from bank 


. 3,750 00 


Miscellaneous . 


797 64 


Miscellaneous . 


642 00 


Cash on hand . 


299 55 




$21,690 14 


$21,690 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$75,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



15' 



St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Cross St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Most Rev. John J. Williams, President; Rev. John J. McHugh, 
Secretary; Rev. ^Yillia^l O'Brien, Treasurer; Mother Thomasina, 
Superintendent. 

Home for young working girls and old ladies, without distinction 
of creed, color, or nationality. 

X umber aided during year, 368, viz., 78 paying, 65 partly paving, 
225 free. Number of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 





Cr. 




$60 00 


Salaries and wages 


$1,375 00 


500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


5,780 29 


8,527 73 


Repairs and improvements 


1,004 29 




Insurance 


65 00 




Fuel 


860 00 




Cash on hand 


3 15 


$9,087 73 


$9,087 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of furniture, etc., $3,500. 

Sheltering Arms Society, 15-17 Lawson St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Mrs. Almira Sturdeyvant, President; Mrs. F. Kinney, Secretary; 
Mrs. F. S. Kennison, Treasurer. 

Rescue work, and temporary shelter for elderly women and children 
without a home. 

Not yet in operation. 



The Theodore Edson Orphanage, 13 Anne St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1824.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 
Rev. A. St. John Chambre, President; Charles W. Eaton, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss C. E. Newcomb, Matron. 

To maintain and educate orphan boys, and to provide them with 
comfortable Christian homes. 

Number aided during year. 15. Number of beds, 24. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donation- 
Income from investments 
Drawn from bank 



Cr. 



$31 04 


Investments during year 


■ id 00 


1,347 73 


Salaries and wages 


751 on 


1 IS 77 


Provisions and supplies 


1,086 70 


557 7 1 


Repairs and improvements 


r.7 07 




Miscellaneous 


37 13 




( lash on hand . 


1 19 7s 


$2,382 28 


S2.3S2 2K 



158 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $14,767.28. 



Trustees of the Ayer Home, 159 Pawtucket St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Jacob Rogers, President; Hon. Frederick Lawton, Secretary; 
Moses Greeley Parker, Treasurer. 

Care of property, viz., owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,200; investments, $133,127.98. Income from investments paid 
over to* 

Ayer Home for Young "Women and Children. 

Mrs. Harry R. Rice, President; Miss Mary A. Webster, Secretary; 
Charles A. Richardson, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie G. Rouviere, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for boys from three to eight years of age, and girls over three 
years of age; preference given to Lowell children. 

Number aided during year, 576, viz., 12 paying, 168 partly paying, 
396 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $85 99 

Subscriptions and donations 174 36 

On account of persons aided 583 08 

Income from investments . 5,071 62 

Balance overdrawn . 97 16 



$6,012 21 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,707 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,280 74 


Repairs and improvements. 


91 53 


Nurses and hospitals . 


86 50 


Heating, lighting, and water 




rates .... 


609 28 


Miscellaneous . 


237 16 




$6,012 21 



Lynn. ' 

Associated Charities of Lynn, Lee Hall, 10 City Hall Sq., Lynn. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Frank C. Spinney, President; William E. Dorman, Secretary; Fred 
Miller, Treasurer; Miss Lotta S. Rand, General Secretary. 

To promote charitable cooperation, secure knowledge of the con- 
dition and needs of applicants for relief, procure employment or 
assistance, prevent begging and spread of pauperism, maintain district 
nurse, stamp savings system, employment bureau, day nursery, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 773. Number of beds 
in day nursery, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



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159 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


SO 06 


Salaries and wages 


. S2 577 05 


Subscriptions 


. 2,962 86 


Loan paid 


53 00 


Day nursery fees 


179 00 


Rent 


324 00 


Rent 


22 50 


Miscellaneous 


394 04 


Borrowed 


200 00 


Cash on hand 


16 33 




S3,364 42 


S3,364 42 



Cr. 



Boys' Club of Lynn, 169 Liberty St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

George R. Beardsall, President; A. Louise Collins, Secretary; W. R. 
C. Stephenson, Treasurer; George C. Dorr, Superintendent. 

To promote among boys and young men in Lynn and vicinity 
temperance, morality, and right living, by the establishment and 
maintenance of places for reading rooms, libraries, social meetings, 
etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,000. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 


$72 27 

1,908 03 
427 08 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Interest on mortgage 
Heating and lighting . 
Repayment of loan 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$1,194 50 
157 50 
180 74 
397 17 
475 74 
1 73 




$2,407 38 


82.407 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600, — mortgage, S3, 500; value of equipment, etc., $500. 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Henry A. Pevear, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; Eugene 
B. Fraser, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged couples and others. 
Not yet opened. 



Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, 42 High St. and 5 and 7 Oxford St., Lynn. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

James A. Keown, President; Katherine B. MacAdam, Secretary; 
Mary Boynton, Treasurer and Matron. 

To give medical and surgical service, substituting, as far as possible, 
cooperation for charity. 

Number aided during year, 1,309, viz., 521 paying, 154 partly paving, 
634 free. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 4 men, 4 women. 



160 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$41 45 


Salaries and wages 


$2,226 59 


Subscriptions and donations 


276 62 


Provisions and supplies 


1,423 68 


On account of persons aided 


3,032 81 


Drugs and medicines, etc. 


1,135 18 


Drugs, etc. 


1,407 94 


Repairs and improvements 


119 01 


Loans, etc. 


650 00 


Interest on real estate 


220 00 


Miscellaneous 


172 53 


Loan paid 


55 00 






Miscellaneous 


345 04 






Cash on hand . 


56 85 




$5,581 35 


$5,581 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of furniture, instruments, etc., $5,000. 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn. (Incorporated 1890.) 

James P. Martin, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; Eugene 
B. Fraser, Treasurer. 

Providing for the support of aged indigent men. 
Cash on hand, $13,557.21. 
Not yet opened. 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, 197 No. Common St., Lynn. (Incorporated 

1874.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1905. 

James S. Newhall, President; Isabel M. Breed, Secretary; William 
O. Newhall, Treasurer; Mrs. Harriet M. Walsh, Superintendent. 

Home for worthy Protestant women of American birth, at least 
sixty-five years of age, residents of Lynn for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 21. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Sale of property 

Drawn from bank 

Bonds matured 

Miscellaneous 



$240 87 

828 55 

1,202 76 

2,668 43 

2,250 00 

454 17 

2,060 00 

7 70 

59,712 48 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$6,021 53 


Salaries and wages 


1,376 10 


Provisions and supplies 


1,669 85 


Repairs and improvements 


436 74 


Printing . 


83 59 


Miscellaneous 


116 13 


Cash on hand 


8 54 




$9,712 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$22,000; value of investments, $53,665.11. 



Lynn Hospital, 212 Boston St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Report for year ending December 19, 1905. 
Luther S. Johnson, President; Howard Mudge Newhall, Clerk; 
Walter E. Symonds, Treasurer; Chauncey C. Sheldon, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 



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161 



To establish and maintain in the city of Lynn a hospital to furnish 
medical and surgical treatment for persons in need of such treatment. 

Number aided during year, 1,721, viz., 300 paying, 150 partly paying, 
1,271 free; also 5,108 out-patients. Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 47, viz., 6 men, 41 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investments paid 
Church collections 
Sale of securities 
"Hospital Day" collections. 
Miscellaneous . 



89,973 33 

3 4,286 67 

1,300 00 

3,892 94 

4,881 20 


2.256 


00 


2,561 


03 


2,055 


00 


6,182 
528 


91 

87 


S37.917 


95 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines, etc. 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



$2,053 61 

10,927 16 

12,815 47 

3,369 15 

712 64 

2,374 76 

5,665 16 



837,917 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
890,000; value of other property, §79,527.86, viz., investments, 
174,527.86: furniture, $5,000. 



Union Hospital, Linwood Road, Lynn. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending June 1, 1906. 
George B. Carr, M.D., President; Eugene M. Dolloff, M.D., Clerk 
and Assistant Superintendent; S. Manning Perkins, M.D., Treasurer; 
Melvin A. Harmon, M.D., Superintendent. 
Medical and surgical treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 501, viz., 435 paying, 32 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash op hand . . SI. 737 52 

Subscriptions, donations, etc. 801 83 

On account of persons aided 16,023 15 

Sale of supplies . . 229 21 

Miscellaneou . . 115 42 



Sis. -iu7 13 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 
1 trugs and sundrii 
Fuel and light 
Surgical supplies 
Interest, insurance, and tele 
phone . 

Paid on mortgage 

Dry goods and furnishings 

Stationery, printing, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



. $4,955 34 


. 4,589 


(U 


47S 


37 


. 1,198 


^7 


. 1,355 


44 


1,049 


66 


609 


42 


1,000 


on 


672 




174 


31 




88 


. 2,501 


94 



$18,907 13 



Value of property owned 
$31,000. 



and 



occupied for corporate purpo 



162 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Malden. 

The Associated Charities of Maiden, City Hall, Maiden. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Costello C. Converse, President; Clarence A. Perkins, Clerk; Frank 
L. Locke, Treasurer; Mrs. Edith S. McDonald, General Secretary. 

For the purpose of securing the concurrent and harmonious action 
of the different charities of Maiden, and cooperating with them in the 
general work of assisting the needy and unfortunate. 

Number of cases investigated, 249. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Capital returned from stamp 
saving work . 



Cr. 



$32 


01 


Salaries and wages 




8060 00 


1,012 


88 


Printing and stationery 

Telephone, p o s t a ge, 


and 


36 80 


237 


55 


office expenses 
Stamp savings capital 

turned to donors . 
Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 


re- 


112 72 

200 00 
13 50 

250 42 


$1,282 


44 


$1,282 44 



The Maiden Boys' Club, 108 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending October 14, 1905. 
George E. Hanscom, President; Willard C. Tilson, Secretary; 
Harvey L. Thompson, Treasurer; Joseph L. Dixon, Managing Director. 
A reading room and gymnasium for boys; classes in printing, cob- 
bling, carpentry, cane seating, basket weaving, etc. 
Number aided during year, 550. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 6 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Industrial work. 



Cr. 
$201 70 Salaries and wages 
2,990 84 Supplies . 
240 -JO Repairs and improvements 
Water and lighting 
Ren1 . . 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



83.439 00 I 



12,165 


71 


IDS 


01 


237 


Mi 


129 


86 


525 


00 


211 


06 


61 


17 


S3. 439 


00 



Value of furniture, etc., $1,000. 



Maiden Home for Aged Persons, 526-528 Main St., Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Joshua H. Millett, President; William 1). Hawley, Secretary; James 
O. Otis, Treasurer; Mrs. Louise C. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for Protestants of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Maiden for ton years. Admission fee, $275. 



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163 



Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 33. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donation- 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Ad Miission fees . 
Fairs, sales, etc. 
Miscellaneous 


$1,800 37 

1,158 75 

2,100 00 

2.312 00 

825 00 

844 95 

14 54 




$9,115 01 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$2,150 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,700 44 


Provisions and supplies 


2,172 09 


Repairs and improvements. 


249 27 


Interest, insurance, and 




taxes .... 


435 00 


Fuel, lighting, water, etc. . 


702 80 


Miscellaneous 


210 57 


Cash on hand 


1,422 72 




$9,115 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,803.83; value of investments, $49,523. 

Maiden Hospital, Hospital Road, Maiden. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Albert H. Davenport, President; Harry Hudson Barrett, Clerk; 
John M. Corbett, Treasurer; Alice M. Hodgson, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, without conditions of age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence. Insane, incurable, venereal, and con- 
tagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 542, viz., 289 paying, 141 partly paying, 
112 free. Number of beds, 72. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 3 men, 31 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$4,422 92 


Salaries and wages 


$0,038 92 


Subscriptions and donations 


136 05 


Provisions and supplies 


7,999 09 


On account of persons aided 


12,574 50 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,705 25 


Income from investments . 


9,321 19 


Repairs and improvements 


5,372 13 


Mortgage note paid 


1,700 00 


Telephone 


92 89 


Sale of hospital supplies 


226 87 


Lighting . 


740 43 


Miscellaneous 


43 00 


\\ ater and taxes 


501 80 






Miscellaneous 


1,320 53 






Cash on hand . 


3,042 09 




$28,425 13 


$28,425 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$92,000; value of investments, $236,913.93. 



Maiden Industrial Aid Society, 21 Perry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

E. V. Bickford, President; Miss E. May Lord, Secretary; Walter 
E. Piper, Treasurer; Miss Martha k. Sides, Superintendent. 

Relief of needy poor of Maiden, including day nursery and district 
nursing. 



164 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Number aided during year, 21 families and 22 in nursery. Number 
of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Nursery fees 

Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


$76 41 
1,394 35 

277 00 

1,345 90 

26 35 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 


$1,408 85 

1,071 70 

45 35 

32 40 

561 71 




S3, 120 01 


$3,120 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,500; value of investments, $33,143.78. 

The Monday Club of Maiden, 2 Marcus Terrace, Maiden. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Miss Edna Clark, President; Miss Ella C. Tribble, Secretary; Miss 
Mary Priest, Treasurer. 

To help the deserving poor of Maiden, and to maintain an industrial 
school for girls. 

First year not completed. 

I\ I ARBLEHEAD. 
Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead. (Incorporated 1845.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Eliza S. Graves, President; Mrs. Mary L. Goldthwaite, 
Secretary; Miss Elizabeth B. Brown, Treasurer. 
To help the aged and infirm poor. 
Number aided during year, 16. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 


SI 7 53 

197 43 

52 97 

104 17 


Cr. 
Paid to beneficiaries . 
Cash on hand . 


S328 00 
44 10 




$372 10 


S372 10 



Value of investments, S3, 800. 



Marlborough. 

Marlborough Hospital, Hildreth St., Marlboroug-h. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending June 1, 1906. 

Dr. C. T. Warner, President; C. F. Weeks, Secretary; D. W. 
Powers, Treasurer; Miss M. O. Robbins, Matron. 

To establish and maintain a hospital for medical and surgical 
treatment during temporary sickness or injury. 



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165 



Number aided during year, 391, viz., 361 paying, 8 partly paying, 
22 free. Number of beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash op hand . . . S3, 102 65 


Salaries and wages 


$3,648 53 


Subscriptions and donations 1,965 70 


Provisions and supplies 


1,510 04 


On account of persons aided 5,629 86 


Drugs and medicines . 


281 53 


Income from investments, 


Repairs and improvements 


106 74 


funds, and deposits . 228 08 


Free beds 


145 50 


Hospital Field Day . . 507 19 


Surgical supplies 


1,838 55 




Cash on hand . 


3,902 59 


811,433 48 


811,433 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



Medford. 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, QQ South St., Medford. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Miss Alice A. Ayres, President; Mrs. Lidian E. Bridge, Secretary; 

George J. Porter, Treasurer; Miss M. T. Leavitt, Matron. 

Home for aged men and women,' residents of Medford for ten years. 

Entrance fee, $200 for single persons, $300 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donation 
Entertainments. 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




S434 26 


Investments during year 


$57 03 


1,335 25 


Salaries and wages 


775 88 


990 93 


Provisions and supplii - 


779 42 


81 67 


Repairs and improvements 


39 37 




Fuel 


151 48 




Interest 


92 50 




Miscellaneous 


146 99 




Cash on hand 


799 44 


82,842 11 


82,842 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,250; value of investments, $2,420.47. 



The Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, Woburn St., West Med- 
ford. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May SI, 190(>. 

Elizabeth B. Wheelwright, President; Sarah W. Hallowell, Secre 
tary; N. P. Hallowell, Treasurer; Eliza L. Clark, Superintendent. 
Home and instruction for little drat" children. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$7,160 29 


Investments during year 


$2,500 00 


2,207 84 


Salaries and wages 


3,106 36 


2,313 40 


Provisions and supplies 


2,276 42 


2,369 18 


Repairs and improvements 


192 74 


3 00 


Miscellaneous 


211 19 




Cash on hand 


5,767 00 


$14,053 71 


$14,053 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,500; value of other property, $54,331.25, viz., investments, $53,- 
331.25; furniture, $1,000. 



Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

A. Freedman, President; Abram Weinberg, Treasurer. 
Benevolent, charitable, and social purposes. 
No report. 



Melrose Hospital Association, 



Melrose. 

75 Myrtle 
1893.) 



St., Melrose. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending October 24, 1905. 
Moses S. Page, President; Mrs. F. H. Brown, Secretary, 
Beebe, Treasurer; Marian B. Dibblee, Superintendent. 
Hospital for sick and disabled persons of both sexes. 
Number aided during year, 231. 
Number of beds, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, not stated. 



Decius 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Services of nurses 
City appropriation 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$163 18 


Salaries and wages 


$2,841 52 


, 1,873 83 


Provisions and supplies 


3,269 49 


4,021 17 


Drugs and medicines . 


896 56 


833 00 


Repairs and improvements 


45 08 


1,000 00 


Interest on mortgage 


250 00 


45 95 


Miscellaneous 


188 06 




Cash on hand . 


446 42 


$7,937 13 


$7,937 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $16,373.29. 



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L67 



MlDDLEBOROUGH. 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, 59 Everett St., Middleborough- (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

David G. Pratt, President; Mary B. Glidden, Secretary; Harriet 
M. S. Washburn, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for destitute worthy aged people. 

Cash on hand, $5,019.91. 

Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,780. 

Not yet opened. 

MiLFORD. 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford. (Incorporated 1892.) 

I. N. Davis, President; C. A. Sumner, Secretary; W. A, Westcott, 
Treasurer. 
To establish a home for old people. 
Cash in savings bank, $4,398.30. 
Not yet opened. 



Milford Hospital, Corner Main and Prospect Sts., Milford. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1906. 

G. B. Williams, President; J. F. Hickey, Secretary; Orlando Avery, 
Treasurer; Miss H. F. Seavey, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. Includes training 
school for nurses. 

Number aided during year, 200, viz., 198 paying, 2 partly paying, 
Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



It. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $6,454 (',.", 


Salaries and wages 


$3,55 


Subscriptions and donations 4,876 00 


Provisions and supplie> 


2,1 If, .-,o 


On account of persons aided 1,366 87 


I )rims and medicines . 


47s 17 


Income from investments . 1,116 49 


Repairs and improvements 


837 63 




1 leal ing and lighting . 


1,435 57 




Miscellaneous 


1,389 39 




Cash on hand 


6,996 6S 


$16,814 01 


$16,814 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of other property, $20,752.50, viz., investments, $15,- 
752.50; furniture, etc., $5,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



MlLLBURY. 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Park Hill, Millbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas Griffin, President; Thomas A. Dowd, Secretary; 
James McCormick, Treasurer; Brother Sylvester, Superintendent. 

Education of homeless and neglected boys of all denominations. 

Number aided during year, 150, viz., 40 paying, 60 partly paying, 
50 free. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,025 40 
Subscriptions and donations 7,918 62 
Bequests .... 1,500 00 
On account of persons aided 3,141 47 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 


$1,383 23 

6,632 93 

5,347 05 

222 28 


$13,585 49 


$13,585 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000. 

Milton. 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Blue Hills 
Parkway, Milton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1906. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Jacob M. Spitz, Secretary; Joseph 
M. Herman, Treasurer; Rev. Solomon Schindler, Superintendent. 

Home for Hebrews over sixty years of age, residents of Boston for 
more than fifteen years; and for orphans whose parents have resided 
in Boston three years. 

Number aided during year, 63, viz., 2 partly paying, 61 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 4 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Federation of Jewish Char- 
ities . . . . 
Boylston Educational Fund 
Miscellaneous 



$3,512 53 


5,781 


00 


500 


00 


604 


00 


1,471 


50 


3,660 


00 


278 


00 


98 


34 


$15,905 37 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



. $2,102 45 
. 3,512 95 
. 6,658 23 
1,043 30 
. 2,588 44 


$15,905 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,178.58; value of investments, $30,045. 



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169 



The Milton Convalescent Home, Edgehill Road, East Milton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1906. 

Rev. Roderick Stebbins, President; Miss M. L. Richardson, Sec- 
retary; Miss Harriet Ware, Treasurer; Miss E. J. O'Brien, Matron. 

For women and children, convalescent or debilitated; no consump- 
tives received; no discrimination as to color or religion; those pay 
board who can do so. 

Number aided during year, 251, viz., 12 paying, 239 free. Number 
of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 



>3 00 

3,680 68 

133 58 

16 72 


S4,373 98 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


S961 58 


Provisions and supplies 


3,009 20 


Repairs and improvements 


14 27 


Telephone and car fares 


67 94 


Miscellaneous 


225 92 


Cash on hand 


95 07 




$4,373 98 



Value of reserve funds, S600. 



Swift Charity, Milton. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Amor L. Hollingsworth, President; Samuel Gannett, Secretary; 
Spencer W. Richardson, Treasurer. 

For the aid of deserving persons in the town of Milton, including the 
lending of money on mortgages at low rates of interest to poor women. 
Number aided during year, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 


$2,123 93 

803 17 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Charity 

Swift monument 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$30 00 

236 20 

21 50 

10 00 

. 2,629 40 




$2,927 10 


$2,927 10 



Value of investments, $17,469.45. 



170 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Montague. 

The Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., Montague. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Thomas D. Beaven, President; Sister Mary Cannel, Secretary and 
Superior; Catherine Horan, Treasurer. 

Treatment of curable medical and surgical cases. 

Number aided during year, 260, viz., 200 paying, 50 partly paying, 
10 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 2 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous . 



$200 00 

650 00 

7,112 00 

42 00 



$8,004 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines 
Cash on hand . 



$1,670 


00 


6,170 


01) 


124 


00 


40 


00 


$8,004 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000. 

Nantucket. 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Catharine Starbuck, President; M. Frances Devlan, Secretary; 

Sarah B. Swain, Treasurer. 

Care of indigent children. 

Number aided during year, 8. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$115 26 

26 75 

333 90 

$475 91 



Cr. 



Care of children 
Cash on hand 



$459 41 
16 50 



$475 91 



Value of investments, $4,700. 



Helping Hand Society, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Mary A. Simpson, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Olive B. 
Meader, Secretary. 

To help the worthy poor of all classes. 
Number aided during year, 9. 



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171 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 


$237 08 

15 33 

8 90 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 


$21 25 
240 06 



$261 31 



$261 31 



Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1846.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Judith J. Fish, President; Anna C. Rule, Secretary; Lucretia R. 
Cartwright, Treasurer. 

To assist the needy. 

Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 



$170 82 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$40 02 


Provisions and supplies 


$5 15 


Subscriptions and donations 


24 00 


Cash given 


121 00 


Interest on deposits . 


56 80 


Cash on hand . 


44 67 


Drawn from bank 


50 00 







$170 82 



Deposits in savings banks, $1,770. 



The Relief Association, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending January 20, 1906. 
Mrs. Maria T. Swain, President; Miss Phebe W. Bunker, Secretary; 
Mrs. Annie C. Brock, Treasurer. 

To keep worthy aged poor from the town almshouse. 
Number aided during year, 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on 1 land . . . $5,124 84 

Subscriptions and donations 61 00 

Income from investments . 719 56 

Drawn from bank . 150 00 



$6,055 40 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Cash given 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$5,000 00 

952 00 

90 23 

13 17 

$6,055 40 



Value of investments, $18,393.87. 



The Union Benevolent Society, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1883.) 
Report for year ending May 7, 1906. 
Mrs. Nancy J. Allen, President; Mrs. Phebe C. Folger, Secretary, 
Mrs. Helen E. Appleton, Treasurer. 

To supply needy children with clothing. 

Number aided during year, 85. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



172 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$222 21 

7 60 

224 74 

$454 55 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 
Cash on hand 



$20 00 
326 87 
107 68 



$454 55 



Value of investments, $6,637.45. 



Natick. 
Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Edward Clark, President and Treasurer; William Nutt, Secretary. 
To establish and maintain a home for old persons of respectable 
character. 

Not yet opened. 

Needham. 

The Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, Highlandville, Green- 
dale Ave., Needham. (Incorporated 1903 ) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. E. R. Benton, President; Mrs. A. M. Fowle, Secretary; Mrs. 
C. B. Cady, Treasurer; Miss Alice Creelman, Matron. 

Maintaining a home to which tired mothers with their little children 
may be invited for rest. 

Number aided during year, 113, viz., 53 women, 60 children. 
Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$5,221 92 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


s.\700 00 


8,125 51 


Salaries and wages 


427 15 


96 23 


Provisions and supplies 


571 87 




Repairs and improvements 


2,078 81 




Rent . . . . 


200 00 




Miscellaneous 


117 84 




Cash on hand . 


4,347 99 


$13,443 66 


813,443 66 



Value of investments, $5,700. 



New Bedford. 

Association for the Relief of Aged 'Women of New Bedford, New Bedford. 
(Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Charles W. Clifford, President; Mrs. Charles R. Price, Secre- 
tary; Miss Elizabeth Watson, Treasurer. 

Relief of aged and worthy American women, at least sixty years of 
age, and residents of New Bedford for five years. 

Number aided during year, 101. 



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173 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments . 
Bonds sold, notes due, etc.. 



Cr. 



$191 72 


Investments during year 


815,809 64 


1,232 00 


To beneficiaries 


7,947 53 


3,075 00 


Loan paid 


3,074 78 


7.773 31 


Miscellaneous 


60 27 


14,620 38 


Cash on hand . 


19 


$26,892 41 


$26,892 41 



Value of investments, $125,499.78. 

The Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, 12 Market St., New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Isaac B. Tompkins, Jr., President; George H. Tripp, Secretary; 
Emma J. Tripp, Treasurer; May L. Shepard, Superintendent. 

To prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, and en- 
courage thrift, self-dependence, and industry. 

No report. 

The Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 
108 Union St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Fanny Schiresohn, President; Sarah Horwitz, Treasurer. 
Carrying on religious and charitable work among the poor Hebrews 
of New Bedford. 
No report. 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford. Dispensary, 755 First St.; 
Rescue Home, 25 North Water St.; "Wood Yard, 5 Leonard St., New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1868) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. M. E. Bushnell, President; Mrs. H. K. Milliken, Secretary; 
Miss B. B. Winslow, Treasurer; Rev. C. F. Hersey, Superintendent. 

To help the needy, chiefly by maintaining (1) a medical dispensary, 
(2) a lodging-house, (3) a' wood-yard. 

Number aided during year, 2,400. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 4 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




( Sash mi hand 


$669 34 


Investments during year 


$1,550 oi) 


Subscriptions and donations, 




Salaries and wages 


3,75 


etc. .... 


2,557 54 


Supplies . 


1.41 l 89 


Bequests .... 


l.. -..-,<) 00 


Drugs and medicines 


1 17 70 


Income from invent incuts 


Iss ()() 


Repairs and improvements. 


245 69 


Sale of wood and payments 




Rent of outside rooms 


171 00 


for lodgings 


:;. 170 1 


Heating, lighting, laundry, 








etc. 


l.ooi 66 






Cash on hand 


327 oo 




ss.711 52 


SS.741 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,500; value of investments, sx,750. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Anne F. B. Nye, President; May L. Shepard, Secretary; Clara B. 
Macomber, Treasurer. 

Providing boarding places in the country for poor children and 
adults, for the sick whenever necessary, and performing such other 
charitable acts as shall be determined by the executive committee. 

No report. 



New Bedford Day Nursery. North End Branch, 16 Howard St., New Bed- 
ford 1 ; South End Branch, 191 County St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 
1897.) 

Report for eleven months ending April 3, 1906. 

Miss Elise Swift, President; Miss Alice Wood, Secretary; Mrs. 
Albert W. Holmes, Treasurer; Miss Minnie A. Bullard, Matron of 
North End Branch; Miss Villa Hodsdon, Matron of South End 
Branch. 

Care of children of working parents during the day. Parents pay 
ten cents per day. 

Number aided during year, 165. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,680 27 

Subscriptions and donations 1,591 87 

Bequests . . . 1,075 00 

On account of persons aided 819 00 

Income from investments . 95 00 



$5,261 14 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$980 88 

1,473 89 

1,148 15 

37 25 

275 00 

2 00 

1,343 97 

$5,261 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of investments, $3,000. 



New Bedford Dorcas Society, Union for Good "Works Building-, Market 
St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Esther Gifford, President; Mrs. H. A. Jahn, Secretary; Mrs. 
Louisa A. Wilbor, Treasurer. 

To distribute clothing and bedding among poor Protestants of 
good character. 

Number aided during year, 325. 



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175 



Dr. 
m hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Beque- 
Income from investments 


1 22 

64 r,(i 
400 00 

277 04 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent . 
Cash on hand 


1400 00 

369 18 

10 00 
2 58 



Jl 76 

Value of investments, $6,824.63. 



8781 76 



New Bedford Home for Aged, 121 Cedar St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Elizabeth C. Carter, President; Flossie M. Freedom, Clerk; Eliza- 
beth W. Scarborough, Treasurer; Jane C. Joseph, Housekeeper. 

Home for indigent men and women over sixty years of age, without 
restriction of creed. No admission fee. Monthly payments from 
inmates able to make them. 

Xumber aided during year, 3, viz., 2 partly paying, 1 free. Number 
of beds, 8. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Miscellaneous . 



Value of investments, $1,595.38. 



Cr. 



Sl,190 37 


Salaries and wages 


8138 00 


535 00 


Provisions and supplies 


143 82 


48 00 


Repairs and improvements 


17 90 


35 54 


Rent 


134 00 


174 70 


Miscellaneous 


65 00 




Cash on hand . 


1,484 89 


81,983 61 


81,983 61 



New Bedford Instructive Nursing- Association, New Bedford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending February 27, 1906. 

Miss Katharine Cummerford, President; Miss Elise Swift, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah E. Seabury, Treasurer; Miss Grace E. Baker and 
Miss Nellie P. Cummings, Visiting Nurses. 

To care for the sick poor in their homes, and to give instruction in 
home nursing. 

Number aided during year, 233, viz., 87 paying, 146 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand f 

Subscriptions and donations 1 .' ■ 

Bequest .... 250 00 

< )n accounl of persons aided • 

Income from investments 75 '> v 



$2,061 57 

Value of investments. $2,300. 



Cr. 




[nvestments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
( Sash Oil hand 


8500 00 

1. ! Hi 00 

115 16 

6 n 




»61 57 



176 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



New Bedford Orphans' Home, Taber St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1843.) 

Report for year ending May 13, 1906. 

Mrs. William J. Rotch, President; Mrs. Thomas H. Knowles, 
Secretary; Miss Annie P. Allen, Treasurer; Miss E. M. Fletcher. 
Matron. 

Care of orphans and destitute children, generally between the ages 
of eighteen months and nine years. 

Number aided during year, 64, viz., 9 partly paying, 55 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 54. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$75 11 


Investments during year 


$26,619 45 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,320 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,470 04 


Bequests .... 


3,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,771 77 


On account of persons aided 


275 00 


Repairs and improvements 


381 86 


Income from investments 




Board of children out of 


and deposits . 


5,610 36 


town 


412 00 


Loan .... 


900 00 


Water tax 


53 50 


Savings bank principal 


794 45 


Lighting . 


142 35 


Note paid. 


7,000 00 


Deposited in savings banks 


796 32 


Sale of railroad stock 


17,000 00 


Paid loan 


900 00 






Miscellaneous 


237 04 






Cash on hand . 


190 59 




$35,974 92 


$35,974 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,202.67; value of investments, $126,214.17. 



New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, 66 Allen St., New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Miss Betsey B. Winslow, President; Mrs. E. F. Hitchcock, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. A. M. C. Jahn, Treasurer; Mrs. C. F. King, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for the reform, relief, and encouragement of 
women who have strayed from the path of virtue; also for destitute 
women needing temporary shelter. 

Number aided during year, 21, viz., 1 paying, 3 partly paying, 17 
free. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$72 30 


Salaries and wages 


$287 42 


Subscriptions and donations 


298 20 


Provisions and supplies 


253 55 


On account of persons aided 


52 00 


Repairs and improvements 


10 44 


Income from investments . 


420 00 


Fuel .... 


11 (J 20 


Drawn from bank 


18 93 


Miscellaneous . 


8 00 


Miscellaneous 


2 25 


Cash on hand 


188 07 


- 


$863 68 


$863 68 



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17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600; value of investments, $10,710. 



St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, Page, Allen and Taber Sts., New- 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1884.) 



Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 



E. Williams Hervey, Secretary; 
Miss Clara D. Noyes, Super hi- 



Charles W. Clifford, President; 
Charles W. Plummer, Treasurer; 
tendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 856, 
ing, 301 free. Number of beds, 68. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 41, viz., 3 men, 38 women. 



. 555 paying and partly pay 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $8,262 71 
Subscriptions and donations 36,286 41 
Bequests . . . 19,913 95 
On account of persons aided 16,201 30 
Income from investments . 8,670 12 
Investments sold and ma- 
tured .... 15,617 16 
Miscellaneous . . 717 57 



5105,669 22 



I Investments during year . Sol, 814 93 

I Salaries and wages . . 8,386 08 

I Provisions and supplies . 7,733 40 

j Drugs and medicines . . 2,609 56 

t Repairs and improvements. 4,065 38 

; Heating, lighting, etc. . 6,201 62 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,921 94 

Cash on hand . . . 22,936 31 

§105,669 22 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$206,857.54; value of investments, s212,017.16. 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, corner Kempton and Liberty Sts., New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rev. James F. Clark, President; Sister M. Jumperia, Secretary; 
\{\. Rev. Mgr. H. J. Smyth, Treasurer; Sister M. Edigna, Superior. 

( are of orphans over two years of age, and aged persons at least 
sixty years of age, within the limits of six Catholic parishes of New 
Bedford, and one in Fairhaven. 

Number aided during year. 121, viz., 2 paying, 23 partly paying, 
96 free. Number of beds, 1 ID. 



Dr. 
( 'a-di on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persona aided 
Income from Lnvesl men! - 





Cr. 




12 62 


Provisions and supplies 


13 Tit; 89 


02 21 


Repairs and improvements 
1 >i lit paid 


37-' 70 


400 00 


3,000 00 


764 00 


Interest 


552 75 


60 "ii 


Miscellaneous 


in 64 




( !asfa on band 


144 85 


S7,92s S3 


$7,928 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments. 13,000. 



178 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Morgan Rotch, President; Oliver Prescott, Jr., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To administer the trust fund given by the will of James Arnold of 
New Bedford, for the benefit of the worthy poor of the city of New 
Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 9 individuals and 4 associations. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Income from investments 

Sinking fund interest 


$2,474 83 

5,868 38 

123 40 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Beneficiaries 
Sinking funds . 
Cash on hand . 


$25 00 

. 5,650 00 

343 40 

2,448 21 




$8,466 61 


$8,466 61 



Value of investments, $117,331.02. 



Union for Good Works, Market St., New.Bedford. (Incorporated 1872.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Oliver Prescott, Jr., President; Chas. S. Kelley, Jr., Secretary; 
James P. Francis, Treasurer; Miss Agnes Snow, Superintendent o) 
Depository; Miss Clara B. Watson, Superintendent of Boys' Amuse- 
ment Rooms. 

Charity and work for the good of young people, including fruit and 
flower missions, sewing mission, relief work, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$683 78 


Investments during year 


$4,060 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,956 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,120 48 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Heating and lighting . 


699 88 


Income from investments . 


2,834 15 


Lunch room expenses 


168 55 


James Arnold Fund . 


3,500 00 


Relief, etc. 


4,055 00 


From depository committee 


400 00 


Miscellaneous 


671 85 


Rental of rooms 


69 00 


Cash on hand . 


1,764 15 


Investments for re-invest- 








ment .... 


3,060 00 






Miscellaneous 


36 98 








$13,539 91 


$13,539 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$46,518.01; value of investments, $60,773.25. 



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179 



Newbury. 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, High St., Newbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1856.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 15)06. 

Mrs. Abby B. Little, President; Mrs. Addie E. Knight, Secretary 

and Treasurer. 

To help the neighborhood poor. 

Number aided during year, 4. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $15 50 

Subscriptions and donations 110 05 



$125 55 



Cr. 
Repairs and improvements. 
Helping the poor 
Cash on harfd . 



$47 

7 

71 


54 
00 
01 


$125 


55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes f 
$1,500. 

Newburyport. 

Anna Jaques Hospital, Highland Ave., Newburyport. (Incorporated 

1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Francis A. Howe, M.D., President; Charles Thurlow, Secretary; 
Henry B. Little, Treasurer; Miss Brenda F. Mattice, Superintendent. 

A hospital for the sick of Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, 
Amesbury, and Salisbury. 

Number aided during year, 455, viz., 138 paying, 161 partly paying, 
156 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 3 men, 25 women, 
including pupil nurses. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$613 82 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,030 57 


Bequests .... 


815 86 


On account of persons aided 


8,098 46 


Income from investments . 


4,676 45 


Notes payable . 


973 00 


Miscellaneous 


79 75 




$19,887 71 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


•?S15 00 


Salaries and wages 


6,317 42 


Provisions and supplies 


7,575 57 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,072 32 


Repairs and improvements 


2,69 


Interest 


321 50 


Miscellaneous 


403 65 


Cash on hand 


685 36 



-7 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$91,477.75; value of other property, $134,534.25, viz., investments, 
$118,695; real estate (old hospital), $8,992.25; furniture and fixtures, 
$6,847. 



180 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport. (Incorpo- 
rated 1856.) 

Report for year ending October 26, 1905. 

Miss Alice B. Woods, President; Miss Ellen P. Getchell, Secretary, 

Miss Hannah B. Osgood, Treasurer. 

Aiding the worthy poor of all nationalities. 

Number aided during year, 75 families. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 


$32 60 
53 20 

777 94 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 


$861 92 
1 82 



$863 74 

Value of investments, $22,500. 



$863 74 



Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1857.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Miss Susan N. Brown, President; Miss Fannie E. Pettingell, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Abby L. Bray, Treasurer. 

Temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and widows of deceased 
seamen. 

Number aided during year, 13. 

Dr. Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $115 78 

Subscriptions and donations 54 50 

Income from investments . 216 87 



Charitable expenses . . $249 50 

Miscellaneous . . 14 48 

Cash on hand . . 123 17 



$387 15 



$387 15 

Value of investments, $4,347.81 



Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport. (Incorporated 

1805.) 

Report for year ending July 1, 1906. 
Mrs. Perley Plummer, President; Miss Elizabeth C. Moulton, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid needy orphan girls under twelve years of age. 
Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . $114 34 



$114 34 



Cr. 
Paid to beneficiaries . $100 95 

Cash on hand . . . 13 39 



$114 34 



Value of investments, about $2,300. 



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181 



The Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, 267 High St., Newburyport. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Geo. W. Worcester, M.D., President; Chas. F. Johnson, M.D., 
Secretary; Charles F. A. Hall, M.D., Treasurer. 

To establish, support, and maintain a homoeopathic hospital in the 
city of Newburyport, in which sick and disabled persons of said city 
may be attended, cared for, and treated by homoeopathic physicians 
and surgeons. 

No report. 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport. (Incorporated 

1818.) 

Report for year ending October 20, 1905. 

Charles A. Currier, President; Edward A. Hale, Secretary; John 

H. Balch, Jr., Treasurer. 

Relief to aged and sick poor. 

Number aided during year, 100. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


$108 47 

10 11 

100 00 

$1,724 19 

35 87 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations to poor per- 
sons .... 
Cash on hand . 


$100 00 
37 16 

1,597 30 
244 18 




$1,978 64 


$1,978 64 



Value of investments, $37,489.70. 



The Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, 75 High St., 
Newburyport. (Incorporated 1839.) 

Report for year ending April 15, 1906. 

Catherine G. Shaw, President; Susan I. Adams, Secretary; Frank 
O. Woods, Treasurer; Lucy J. Little, Matron. 

Home for aged worthy Protestant women, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Newburyport; also outside aid. Admission fee, $50. 

Number aided during year, 14 in the Home, 73 outside. Number 
of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, ± women. 

Dr. Cr 

Cash on hand 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Membership fees 

Bank tax refunded 

Miscellaneous 



. $2,388 25 


Investments during year 


$514 01 


514 01 


Salaries and wages 


1,509 37 


. 4,692 14 


Provisions and supplies 


1,115 99 


32 50 


Repairs and improvements 


118 90 


51 15 


Outside relief 


1,138 14 


10 81 


Taxes 


35 03 




Miscellaneous 


S5 05 




Cash on hand 


3,172 37 


$7,688 86 


$7. OSS S6 



182 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $119,732.01. 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, 331 High St., Newbury- 
port. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

L. W. Sargent, President; George H. Plumer, Secretary; Paul A. 
Merrill, Treasurer; Herbert Mutch, Superintendent. 

Home for men at least sixty-five years of age, residents of New- 
buryport for fifteen years. 

Number aided during year, 9, viz., 1 paying, 1 partly paying, 7 free. 
Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. Superintendent 
receives no salary, but is paid a fixed amount for the board of each 
inmate. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $80 73 

Subscriptions and donations 452 55 

Bequests . . . 1,500 00 

On account of persons aided 136 00 

Income from investments . 1,460 93 



$3,630 21 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements. 
Cash on hand . 



$1,755 26 

1,555 34 

29 38 

290 23 



$3,630 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $37,767.09. 



Newton. 

Associated Charities of Newton, Central Block, Newtonville. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles S. Ensign, President; Mrs. Mary R. Martin, Secretary; 
John F. Lothrop, Treasurer. 

To investigate and record cases of need, provide friends and ad- 
visers for the poor, find employment for them, and secure material 
aid when necessary. 

Number of cases during year, 236. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1 97 

Subscriptions and donations 930 36 

Income from investments . 17 64 



$949 97 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Printing . 
Cash on hand 


$628 50 

93 71 

100 00 

37 75 

90 01 




$949 97 



Value of investments, 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



183 



Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, 24 
Hovey St., Newton. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 7, 1905. 

Charles A. Haskell, President; Mrs. Wallace C. Boyden, Secre- 
tary; Oliver M. Fisher, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. Hayes, Super- 
intendent. 

( are of orphan or destitute girls, from five to sixteen years of age, 
chiefly residents of Newton, without regard to color, nationality, or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 18, viz., 2 partly paying, 16 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$467 97 


Salaries and wages 


$898 13 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,607 19 


Provisions and supplies 


784 08 


On account of persons aided 


111 50 


Repairs and improvements 


276 21 


Income from investments . 


1,027 44 


Fuel and light . 


220 79 






Miscellaneous 


340 06 






Cash on hand . 


694 83 




$3,214 10 


$3,214 10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $23,137.17. 



Newton District Nursing Association, Newton. (Incorporated 1901) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Mrs. John Carter, President; Miss Caroline A. Lovett, Secretary; 
Mrs. Charles L. Smith, Treasurer. 

To nurse the sick poor in their homes, and instruct the families 
they visit in simple rules of health and sanitation. 

Number aided during year, 400, partly paying and free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
( !ash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 



$617 18 

1,618 97 

456 35 

16 10 



$2,708 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies . . . . 

Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone . 
Cash on hand 



SI, 86.", 16 
5 40 

122 44 
715 60 

S2.70S 60 



Newton Home for Aged People, Newton Upper Falls. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report Cor year ending December 31, 1905. 

Henry E. Cobb, President; Edward II. Mason, Secretary; Mantis 

Morion, Treasurer; Miss Katherine McLay, Matron. 

To provide a home for aged and respectable men and women in 



184 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 



indigent circumstances, at least sixty-five years of age, natives of the 
United States; preference given to natives or residents of Newton. 
Admission fee, $250. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash ori hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Donation for endowment 
Stone Institute . 
Miscellaneous 



$672 


77 


182 


00 


500 


00 


1,137 


29 


22,000 


00 


3,151 


94 


86 


53 


$27,730 


53 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$12,0SS 09 


Salaries and wages 


1,834 05 


Provisions and supplies 


1,012 10 


Repairs and improvements 


132 49 


Outside care 


111 43 


Fuel, gas, and water . 


07.5 05 


Funeral, etc. 


140 25 


Miscellaneous 


715 40 


Cash on hand . 


11,021 07 




$27,730 53 



Value of property, $30,829, viz., investments, $28,829; furniture, 
etc., $2,000. 



Newton Hospital, Washington St., Newton Lower Falls. (Incorporated 

1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Joseph R. Leeson, President; William C. Bray, Secretary; George 
Royal Pulsifer, Treasurer; Dr. J. R. Phelps, House Officer; Miss 
Mary M. Riddle, Matron. 

Care and treatment of sick, disabled, and infirm inhabitants of 
Newton and others, including those ill with contagious diseases. 

Number aided during year, 899, viz., 420 paying, 280 partly paying, 
199 free. Number of beds, 150. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,907 10 

Subscriptions and donations 25,033 42 

Bequests . . . .5,500 00 

On account of persons aided 25,434 64 

Income from investments . 3.949 62 

Investments paid . . 1,200 00 

From emergency fund . 3,000 00 



$67,024 84 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
New building 
Stationery, etc. 
Telephone and express 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $7,572 


.-,() 


. 13,140 


69 


. 23.276 


7s 


. 3,080 


84 


8,046 


62 


0.007 


'IS 


695 


25 


(i4 1 


01 


1.008 


74 


. 2,257 


to 


$67,024 


84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,005.53; value of investments, $91,0-"),"). 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



185 



Norfolk. 

The King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk: Co., 
Pondville, Norfolk. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Mary M. Sawtelle, President; Mrs. Helen M. Dean, Secretary, 
Mrs. Lavinia H. Brackett, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Jeffery, 
Superintendent and Matron. 

To provide a home for men and women over sixty years of age, 
residents of Norfolk County for five years. Admission fee, $300. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . ' . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Life membership fees 
Admission fees, etc. . 



$5.7.50 


33 


2,350 




399 


41 


200 


00 


386 


28 


$9,086 


55 



Or. 



Investments during year 


$1,499 15 


Salaries and wages 


604 91 


Provisions and supplies 
On account of sickness 


824 95 


73 65 


Miscellaneous 


464 04 


Cash on hand . 


5,619 85 



$9,086 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of endowment and building- funds, $3,545.48; also 
forty acres of woodland, value not stated. 



North Adams. 

North Adams Hospital, Eagle St., North Adams. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for eleven months ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. C. H. Williams, President; Mrs. C. IT. Cutting, Secretary; 

Mrs. William G. Cady, Clerk; Mrs. A. W. Hunter, Treasurer; Miss 

Margaret E. Stanley, Superintendent. 

< 'are and treatment of the sick and disabled. 

Number aided during year, 170, viz., 420 paying, 17 partly paying, 
27 free, 12 doubtful; also 210 out-patients. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women 
(including pupil nurses). 



186 STATE 


BOARD 


OF CHARITY. [P 


D. 17. 


Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$10 52 


Investments during year 


$2,218 17 


Subscriptions, gifts, and dues 


, 2,421 76 


Salaries and wages 


5.661 14 


Bequests . 

Pledges for new building 


4,480 83 


Provisions and supplies 


4,031 35 


4,250 00 


Medical and surgical sup- 




On account of persons aidec 


9,645 99 


plies, etc. 


1,942 75 


Income from investments 




Repairs and improvements. 


918 78 


etc. 


2.211 18 


On account of new building . 


7,450 00 


Entertainments. 


90 00 


Heating, lighting, and tele- 




Hospital carnival 


1,429 92 


phone . 


1,422 40 


Charity ball 


502 35 


Furnishings and ward sup- 




Church offerings 


392 13 


plies .... 


551 33 


North Adams Cook Book 


553 50 


Interest and insurance 


915 91 


Miscellaneous 


9 71 


Miscellaneous 


649 92 




825,997 89 


Cash on hand . 


236 14 




$25,997 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$75,000; value of investments, 849,128.87. 



Northampton. 

The Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust St., Northampton. (Incorporated 

1885.) 

Report for ye;ir ending April 1, 1906. 

Christopher Seymour, President; Oscar Edwards, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Miss Grace B. Ellis, Superintendent and Matron. 

To aid the sick poor of Northampton, Hatfield, and Whately. 

Number aided during year, 303, viz., 317 partly paying, 46 free. 
Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women 



D, 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


SI, 749 33 


Salaries and wages 


S4,498 00 


Ladies' Aid Association 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


6,900 00 


On account of persons aided 


9,882 46 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,500 00 


Income from investments . 


5,988 12 


Repairs and improvements 


1,047 00 






Ice 


212 00 






Insurance 


236 00 






Annuities 


35 00 






Miscellaneous 


1,121 94 






Cash on hand 


1,169 97 




S17.719 91 


S17,719 91 



Value of property owned and occupied 
325,000; value of investments, S120,9S,X. 



for corporate purposes, 



Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, 236 South St., 
Northampton. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1905. 

Mrs. A. L. Williston, President; Mrs. C. S. Lathrop, Secretary; 

Miss S. W. Griswold, Treasurer; Miss Emma J. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and invalid women in needy circumstances. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 187 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 8 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 

Dr. Cr. 

Cash on hand . . $106 38 Investments during year 

Subscriptions and donations 850 37 Salaries and wages 

Bequests .... 200 00 Provisions and supplies 

On account of persons aided 1,279 28 Repairs and improvements 

Income from investments . 806 95 Cash on hand . 



$3,242 98 



$792 


■i:> 


988 


58 


. 1,024 


28 


173 


18 


264 


60 


$3,242 


98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000: value of investments, $27,717. 



North Andover. 

The Charlotte Home, North Andover. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Mary O. Tyler, President; M. T. Stevens, Jr., Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Lucy Molineau, Superintendent. 

Home and recreation for working women and girls during the sum- 
mer. 

Number aided during year, 119. Number of beds, 20. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 
No financial statement; all bills paid by M. T. Stevens. 
Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
650. 

NORTHFIELD. 

Northfleld Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfleld (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending June 15, 1906. 

Julia A. Billings, President; Frances W. Moody, Secretary; Florence 
G. Estey, Treasurer. 

To assist students financially who are in attendance at Northfleld 
Seminary. 

Number aided during year, 30, viz., 12 paying, 24 partly paying. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 

' ha account of persons :ii<l< 
income from invesl ments 



M 27 
791 00 

702 00 
417 DO 


or. 

laneous 
Cash on hand . 


.;!.-• o7 
10 05 

. 2 - 


.$5,177 27 


$5,177 27 



Value of investments, $7,500. 



188 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Peabody. 

The Babies' Summer Hospital Society, Peabody. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 
David M. Little, President; George C. Farrington, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mary E. Scannell, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a summer hospital for babies on one of 
the islands in Salem Harbor, and to provide fresh air excursions for 
babies. 

Number aided during year, 148. Number of beds, 20. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $4,569 37 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Furnishings and supplies 
Provisions and medicines 
Transportation and freight 
Rent 

Printing, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



$4,569 37 



$1,402 40 
233 10 
215 21 
214 48 
200 00 
88 88 
138 95 
2,076 3.3 

$4,569 37 



Value of furnishings, etc., $1,500. 



Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, 109 Lowell St., Pea- 
body. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1906. 

Lyman Osborn, President; Charles W. Merrill, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. L. M. Goodrich, Superintendent. 

Home for aged Protestant men of American birth, residents of 
Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
From boarder . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 


$502 55 

144 00 

916 85 

69 03 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$145 77 

670 91 

109 73 

63 83 

642 19 




$1,632 43 


$1,632 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; value of investments, $18,533.92. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATION.-. 



189 



Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody. (Incorporated 

1856.) 
Report for year ending May 3, 1906. 

Mrs. Mary A. Grosvenor, President; Mrs. Henry Whidden, Secre- 
tary; Miss Augusta F. Daniels, Treasurer. 

To assist the worthy poor of the town of Peabody. 
Number aided during year, about 30. 



Dr. 



$633 97 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$2 48 


Provisions and supplies 


SI 14 24 


Income from investments . 


200 50 


Donations 


444 00 


Assessments 


161 00 


Miscellaneous . 


28 58 


Collections, etc. 


269 99 


Cash on hand 


47 15 



$633 97 



Value of investments, about $7,000. 



Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, rear of 143 Main St., Peabody. 
(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Nathaniel Symonds, President; Mary A. Grosvenor, Secretary; 
Arthur F. Poole, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Poole, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 9. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $3,495 22 

Subscriptions and donations 35 00 



Income from investments 
Withdrawn from bank 



1,491 51 
775 00 



$5,796 73 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S2S2 


97 


662 


oo 


1,130 


06 


183 


59 


128 


7s 


3,409 


33 


$5,796 


73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $35,451 .35. 



PlTTSFIELD. 

Berkshire County Home for Aged 'Women, 89 South St., Pittsfleld. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 10, 1906. 

Mrs. Zenas Crane, President; Mrs. Edward T. Slocum, Secretary; 

Mrs. M. K. Trowbridge, Treasurer; Mrs. II. L. Chickering, Matron. 
Home fui- aged women at least sixty years of acre, residents of Berk- 



190 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



shire County for five years. Admission, $300 and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$1,399 


33 


Subscriptions and donations 3,943 


68 


Bequests . 


500 


00 


From boarder . 


309 


93 


Income from investments 


3,159 


65 


Bank tax rebate 


64 


08 


Miscellaneous 


401 


60 




$9,778 


27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Funeral expenses, etc. 
Fuel 

Gas, water, and telephone 
Transfers to savings banks 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $2,376 


66 


. 2,353 


30 


. 1,457 


85 


91 


00 


78 


80 


637 


00 


352 


81 


638 


00 


55 


00 


. 1,737 


85 


$9,778 


27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000; value of investments, $71,854.45. 



Boys' Club of Pittsfleld, Melville St., Pittsfleld. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for the period from October 17, 1905, to May 8, 1906. 

William C. Stevenson, President; Henry A. Brewster, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Prentice A. Jordan, Superintendent. 

To provide a free place of evening resort for boys between the ages 
of eleven and fourteen years, where they will be kept from the evil 
influences of the street and supplied with means of mental, manual, 
and physical training, and also of amusement and entertainment. 

Number aided during above period, 1,236. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 19 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 

Subscriptions and donations 

Sale of old buildings, etc. 

Rent .... 

From boys, for use of bowl- 
ing alleys and lockers, etc. 

From return premium on 
policy of insurance 



Cr. 



$42 99 


Salaries and wages 


$1,236 13 


1,733 80 


Rent, heating, lighting, etc. 


442 24 


125 00 


Equipment, etc. 


177 48 


66 70 


Printing, postage, etc. 


74 60 




Freight and express . 


19 35 


42 47 


Travelling expenses . 


13 50 




Miscellaneous . 


48 48 


4 69 


Cash on hand . 


3 87 


$2,015 65 


$2,015 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. Value of real estate, $7,000. 



House of Mercy, North St., Pittsfleld. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 
Mrs. H. M. Plunkett, President; Mrs. Mary L. Hinsdale, Secretary; 
Mrs. Belle M. West, Treasurer, Miss Anna G. Clement, Super- 
intendent 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



191 



Care of the sick and disabled, not including incurables or cases of 
contagious disease. 

Number aided during year, 774, viz., 342 paying, 233 partly pay 
ing, 199 free. Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 78, viz., 5 men, 73 women. 



Di 



Cash on hand . 


$2,333 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


18,437 75 


Bequests .... 


27,567 25 


On account of persons aided 


23,973 27 


Income from investments . 


4,308 08 


Returns from supplies 


827 63 


Matured loans . 


23,086 11 


Miscellaneous 


169 48 


$100,703 55 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



$54,666 18 

17,959 83 

19,877 57 

1,214 92 

6,985 05 



$100,703 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of investments, $115,672.40. 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, 119 Fenn St., Pittsfleld. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Emory H. Nash, President; Vulliam L. Adam, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. J. A. Maxim, Superintendent. 

Organized charitable and benevolent work. Acts through an asso- 
ciation of managers which tries to prevent pauperism, find employ- 
ment for those in need of it, give relief in money, look after neglected 
children, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$310 00 i Charitable work 



$310 00 



$310 00 
$310 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
-7.500; value of investments, $6,878. 



Plymouth. 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, High St., Plymouth. In 

corporated 1891.) 

Report for y<>;ir cud ing February 28, 1906. 

Hiarles A. Strong, President; Mrs. Phebe R. Clifford, Secretary; 
Miss Jennie S. Hubbard, Treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and indigent men and women at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Plymouth for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided dnring year, 8. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, I woman. 



192 



STATE 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Fair 



BOARD 


OF CHARITY. 

Cr. 


[P 


D. 17. 


$2,297 45 

408 51 

320 04 

1,231 58 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements. 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 


S638 40 

669 91 

191 97 

63 50 

29 63 

2,664 17 


$4,257 58 


$4,257 58 



Value of investments, SI, 200. 

The Jordan Hospital, Sandwich St., Plymouth. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 1, 1906. 
Charles S. Davis, President; John W. Herrick, Secretary; William 
W. Brewster, Treasurer; Winifred H. Brooks, Matron. 

Care of the sick and wounded, and the training of nurses. 
Number aided during year, 113, viz., 90 paying, 23 free. Number 
of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Borrowed 



$27 87 

4,804 12 

2,163 06 

1,000 00 



$7,995 05 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,587 08 


Provisions and supplies 


2,264 42 


Drugs and medicines . 


703 67 


Repairs and improvements. 


120 17 


Interest .... 


48 67 


Fuel and light . 


668 76 


Telephone, stationery, and 




postage 


99 32 


Miscellaneous 


477 59 


Cash on hand 


25 37 



$7,995 05 



Value of property owned and 
$31,000. 



ipied for corporate purposes, 



Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth. (Incorporated 1876.) 
Report for year ending October 15, 1905. 

Esther Baitlett, President; Jennie S. Hubbard, Secretary; Eliza- 
beth W. Whitman, Treasurer. 
To aid the worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 4S families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $00 19 

Subscriptions and donations 96 00 

Income from investments . 659 33 

Deficit .... 43 16 



$88S 68 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 



$883 93 
4 75 



S.sXS 6S 



Value of investments, $13,844. 



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193 



QUINCY. 

The Brackett Charitable Trust, Incorporated, Quincy. 

1905.) 



(Incorporated 



Dr. Jeffrey R. Brackett, President; Mrs. John W. Sanborn, Secre- 
tary; George B. Dewson, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a building or place to be used by the 
literary, educational, benevolent, religious, or charitable societies of 
Quincy in this Commonwealth, or its vicinity, or by one or more of 
them; for the purpose of its or their organization; and for the pur- 
pose of otherwise aiding or advancing literary, educational, benevolent, 
religious, or charitable work or interest in said Quincy. (The house 
and land belonging to the Trust, valued at $12,250, have been placed 
in charge, without rental, of the Quincy Women's Club, and are used 
by the Club and several charitable organizations, for meetings for social, 
educational, and charitable purposes, for the residence and office of a 
visiting nurse, for industrial classes, etc.) 

City Hospital of Quincy, Whltwell St., Quincy. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

William B. Rice, President; Timothy Reed, Secretary; Richard D. 
Chase, Treasurer; Miss Blanche M. Thayer, Matron. 

Care of sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 323, viz., 162. paying, 9 partly pay- 
ing, 152 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



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Cash on hand . . SI, 390 38 


Salaries and wages 


$4,261 72 


Subscriptions and donations 9,000 10 


Provisions and supplies 


4,901 47 


On account of persons aided 3,685 64 


Drugs and medicines 


811 11 


Income from investments . 3,329 08 


Repairs and improvements. 


957 46 




Heating and lighting . 


1,318 29 




Interest on loans 


453 00 




Debt paid 


2,500 00 




Miscellaneous . 


150 00 




Cash on hand 


2,052 15 


$17,405 20 


$17,405 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of investments, $00,862.33. 



National Sailors' Home, Quincy. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
James L. Little, President; W. S. Crane, Clerk; Lieut. John Downes, 
U. S. N., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Home for disabled sailors, marines, and others in the naval service 
of the United States. 



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Number aided during year, 39, viz., 15 partly paying, 24 free. 
Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 13 men, 7 women. 



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Cash on hand . . . $2,003 30 
On account of persons aided 

(pensions) . . . 564 86 
Income from investments . 11,041 00 
Sale of rights . . . 1,271 85 
Miscellaneous . . . 3,046 32 


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Salaries and wages . » 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 


. $6,493 33 

7,041 63 

624 08 

1,041 21 

2,727 08 


$17,927 33 


$17,927 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of other property, $247,256, viz., investments, $242,256, 
farm at Lakeville, $5,000. 



Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 
Rev. Edward Norton, President; Mrs. Mary Addison, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen L. Bass, Treasurer. 

Assisting the poor, and administering and applying the fund cre- 
ated by the will of Elias A. Perkins, for the charitable purposes by 
him thereby directed and authorized. 
Number aided during year, 37 families. 



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Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 



$9,560 
139 
330 


15 
18 
37 


$10,029 


70 



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Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand . 



$394 66 
9,635 04 



$10,029 70 



Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy. (Incorporated 1852.) 
Report for year ending May 17, 1906. 
Francis W. Sargent ; President; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Secretary, 
Arthur Adams, Treasurer; Henry J. Howes, Superintendent. 

Home for old sailors who have sailed for five years under the Amer- 
ican flag. 

Number aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



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Cash on hand . 
Income from investments 
Changes of investments 



$7,449 72 

10,781 45 

2,067 50 



$20,298 67 



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Investments during year 


$10,406 25 


Salaries and wages 


1,596 90 


Provisions and supplies 


4,518 99 


Repairs and improvements . 


(504 57 


Taxes and repairs on real 




estate . 


191 49 


Miscellaneous 


249 46 


Cash on hand . 


2,731 01 




$20,298 67 



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195 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $265,231.01. 



Reading. 

Reading Home for Aged Women, 68 Linden St., Reading. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Mrs. E. H. Palmer, President; Mrs. John V. Young, Secretary; 
Mrs. W. E. Twombly, Treasurer; Mrs. E. A. Russell, Matron. 

Home for aged Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Reading for ten years. Admission, $200 and surrender 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



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Cash on hand . 


$2,877 92 


Salaries and wages 


$404 55 


Subscriptions and donations 413 30 


Provisions and supplies 


448 91 


Admission fees, etc. . 


675 29 


Repairs and improvements 


188 61 


Income from investments 


280 28 


Nurses' charges 


410 00 


Membership fees 


159 00 


Miscellaneous . 


86 15 


Fair. 


653 70 


Cash on hand 


3,775 24 


Miscellaneous . 


253 97 








$5,313 46 


$5,313 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of other property, $3,950, viz., investments, $3,300; 
furniture and fixtures, $650. 



Revere. 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Leverett Ave., Beachmont, and Sharon. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Charles C. Parsons, President; Daniel L. Smith, Clerk; E. F. 
Merriam, Treasurer; Rev. M. R. Deming, Superintendent. 

Home at Beachmont (short vacations in summer for mothers, girls, 
and infants). Farm for boys at Sharon (summer camp for vacations, 
and permanent home throughout the year where boys are kept one 
week or longer). 

Number aided during year, 2,660, viz., 2 paying, 1 partly paying, 
2,657 free. Number of beds at Beachmont, 69; at Sharon, 53. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 5 men, 6 women, 



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Cash on hand . 


$3,051 32 


Salaries and wages 


$3,734 14 


Subscriptions and donations 


7,489 54 


Provisions and supplies 


2,711 43 


On account of persons aided 


40 49 


Repairs and improvements. 


470 77 


Loans .... 


4,500 00 


Rent .... 


489 22 


Sale of house and lot at 




Printing, postage, and sta- 




Beachmont . 


2,500 00 


tionery .... 


469 47 


Sale of wood, milk, etc. 


1,013 61 


Purchase of stock 


275 00 






Interest and insurance 


260 00 






Car and railroad fares 


564 97 






Purchase of estate at Sharon 


1,024 95 






New Home at Sharon 


7,345 93 






Miscellaneous 


683 92 






Cash on hand . 


565 16 




$18,594 96 


$18,594 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$23,300; value of lots at Beachmont, $1,000. 



Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Corner of Boulevard and Shir- 
ley Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1906.) 

William J. Walsh, President; Herbert J. Watson, Clerk; James B. 
Melanson, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain volunteer life saving stations at Revere 
Beach and elsewhere in the Commonwealth ; to give relief in cases of 
sudden illness or injury; and to encourage athletics and swimming. 

First year not completed. 



Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Julius B. Hanck, President; John F. C. McCarthy, Secretary, 
Robert H. Clark, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a home for aged or infirm people. 
Not yet opened. 



Ingleside Corporation, 148 Prospect Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Thomas Wood, President; Mrs. Gula G. Plummer, Clerk; Miss 
Fanny E. Barnes, Corresponding Secretary; Charles H. Jones, Treas- 
urer; Mrs. R. K. Clark, Matron. 

To care for unprotected girls from fourteen to sixteen years of age, 
and prepare them for lives of usefulness and respectability. 

Number aided during year, 34, viz., 2 partly paying, 32 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



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197 



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Cash on hand 


$23 37 


Salaries and wages 


$1,050 65 


Subscriptions and donations 


3 002 29 


Provisions and supplies 
Printing, office expenses, and 


642 71 






telephone 


323 37 






Express, postage, and sta- 








tionery . 


111 98 






Miscellaneous 


571 21 






Cash on hand 


325 74 




$3,025 66 


$3,025 66 



ROCKPORT. 
The Rockport Hospital Association, Rockport. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Sumner D. York, President; George M. Harkins, Secretary; Fred- 
erick H. Tarr, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a free medical or surgical hospital for 
inhabitants of Rockport and others. 

Not yet in operation. 

Salem. 

Associated Charities of Salem, Mass., 175 Essex St., Salem. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

George M. Whipple, President; Miss A. C. Cross, Secretary; Leland 
H. Cole, Treasurer. 

To study the needs of poor families, obtain employment for the 
unemployed, help the worthy poor, diminish pauperism, etc. 

Number aided during year, 85. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



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Cash on hand 


$541 72 


Salaries and wages 


$684 96 


Subscriptions and donations 


553 87 


Ren1 


80 00 


Income from invest incurs . 


262 50 


Board and fares 


143 55 






Miscellaneous 


267 31 






Cash on band 


182 24 




$1,358 09 


$1,358 09 



Value of investments, $10,586.67. 



Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, 180 
Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 1860.) 

Report for year ending Octoher 31, 1906. 

Robert S. Rantoul, President; Mrs. II. M. Batchelder, 
tary; Nathaniel A. Very, Treasurer; Miss Emma C. West, Matron. 

Home For aged and destitute women of good character, at least 
sixty years of age, of American birth, and residents of Salem for ten 
years. Admission fee, $65. Exceptions made by vote of Trustees. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1' 



Number aided during year, 22. Number of beds, 24. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



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Cash on hand . . . $1,840 22 

Subscriptions and donations 5,015 00 

Bequests .... 6,754 75 

Income from investments . 10,692 01 

Changes in investments, etc. 3,773 45 

Investments matured . 8,400 00 
Withdrawn from savings 

banks .... 15,492 30 



$51,967 73 



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Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements, 

including addition to 

building 
Reduction of values . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$2,905 00 
2,372 23 
3,273 59 


37,256 

2,541 

508 

3,1H 


00 
00 
IS 
67 



$51,967 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
13,325.75; value of investments, $184,834.70. 



Bertram Home for Aged Men, 114 Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

George H. Shattuck, President; William O. Chapman, Clerk and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Martha L. AYhittlesey, Matron. 

Home for aged men of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Salem for ten years. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



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Cash on hand . 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Investments matured 
Bank tax rebate 



$804 66 

7,102 55 

1,450 26 

114 63 



S9,472 10 



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Investments during year 


$2,020 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,256 04 


Provisions and supplies 


3,606 11 


Repairs and improvements 


143 07 


Miscellaneous 


167 10 


Cash on hand . 


1,279 78 



$9,472 10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
',500; value of investments, $137,123.11. 



The Children's Island Sanitarium, Children's Island, Salem Harbor (off 
Marblehead). (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Philip L. Saltonstall, President; Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., Secre- 
tary; John O. Shaw, Treasurer; Miss Lucy W. Davis, Superintendent. 

The care of weak and sickly children of both sexes, mostly between 
the ages of four and twelve years, without distinction of color, nation- 
ality, creed, or residence, and without exaction of any payment. Open 
only for about three months in the summer. 

Number aided during year, 225. Number, of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 3 men, 19 women. 



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199 



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Cash on hand . 


$200 19 


Investments during year 


$1,020 00 


Subscriptions,donations,etc 


5,365 81 


Salaries and wages 


3,102 09 


Income from investments 


2,107 14 


Provisions and supplies 


1,873 39 


Investments paid off . 
Building fund . 


3,500 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


132 40 


160 00 


Repairs and improvements 


1,416 91 


Miscellaneous . 


136 90 


Boat account 


2,165 29 






Insurance 


352 00 






Transportation . 


139 53 






Clothing and laundry. 


205 39 






Printing, postage, and sta 








tionery . 


227 53 






Building fund . 


160 00 






Miscellaneous 


10 53 






Cash on hand . 


664 98 




$11,470 04 


$11,470 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $25,000; value of investments, about $40,000. 



The City Orphan Asylum, 215 Lafayette St., Salem. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Sister Bridget M. Cleary, President; Sister Mary Conway, Secre- 
tary; Sister Eugenie Dionne, Treasurer and Superior Vicar. 

Asylum for orphans and abandoned children, and for old ladies 
and invalids. 

Number aided during year, 445, viz., 195 paying, 140 partly paying, 
110 free. Number of beds, 248. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 2 men, 22 women. 



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Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
From the chapel 
Lawn party 

Sales .... 

Miscellaneous . 



$1,269 
1,899 


20 
62 


300 


00 


13,222 62 
324 00 


375 00 


1,534 
700 


96 
00 


104 


02 


$19,729 42 



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Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $2,483 


01 


. 10,950 


13 


. 1,280 


06 


. 3,804 


02 


151 


97 


. 1,060 23 


$19,729 


42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$73,000; value of investments, $8,100. 



Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, 9 Oliver St., Salem. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Nathaniel A. Very, President; Rev. Alfred Manchester, Secretary; 
Josiah H. Gifford, Treasurer. 

To maintain a hospital in Salem, under homoeopathic auspices. 

Hospital temporarily closed, September 15, 1904, for want of funds, 
and estate sold. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$5 85 


Mortgage paid . 


$1,900 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


170 21 


Provisions and supplies 


132 26 


Furniture sold . 


32 00 


Expenses of sale of real es- 




Real estate sold 


2,892 50 


tate .... 


43 92 






Repairs and improvements. 


4 72 






Interest on mortgage 


65 26 






Sherman Memorial Fund on 








account 


870 92 






Miscellaneous 


48 48 






Cash on hand . 


35 00 




$3,100 56 




$3,100 56 



Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital, 19 Brown St., Salem. 
(Incorporated 1902.) 

Founding and maintaining a hospital in the city of Salem for the 
treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Hospital closed May 1, 1905, for lack of funds. 



The Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, Winter Island, Salem. 
(Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 29, 1905. 

J. T. Mahoney, President; John B. Tivnan, Secretary; George H. 
Allen, Treasurer; Charles A. Johnson, Superintendent. 

For the reformation of boys sentenced by court, sent from Salem 
almshouse, placed by parents, or homeless. 

Number aided during year, 38, viz., 15 paying, 19 partly paying, 
4 free. Number of beds, 32. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



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Cash on hand . 


$3,413 07 


Salaries and wages 


. $2,397 71 


On account of persons aided 


1,610 88 


Provisions and supplies 


. 3,276 24 


Income from investments . 


5,777 30 


Premium account 


70 00 


Farm account . 


1,084 08 


Cash on hand 


7.284 04 


Shop account . 


642 66 






Securities paid . 


500 00 








$13,027 99 


$13,027 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $127,635.03. 



Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem. (Incorporated 1804.) 
Report for year ending May 7, 1006. 

Mrs. E. Ellen Wolcott, First Directress; Miss Mary S. Cleveland, 
Secretary; Miss Mary W. Nichols, Treasurer. 

Relief to indigent women, preferably of American birth. 
Number aided during year, 84. 



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201 



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Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$78 93 


Investments during year 


. $1,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


165 00 


Distributed 


985 00 


Bequests .... 


9 00 


Miscellaneous 


17 42 


Income from investments 


945 65 


Cash on hand 


5 10 


Surplus for re-investment . 


785 00 






Miscellaneous 


23 94 








$2,007 52 


$2,007 52 



Value of investments, $22,748.64. 



Salem Hospital, 31 Charter St., Salem. (Incorporated 1873.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Arthur W. West, President; Edward L. Millett, Clerk and Treas- 
urer; Miss Julia M. Leach, Superintendent. 
Treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 808, viz., 112 paying, 324 partly pay- 
ing, 372 free; also 2,405 out-patients. Number of beds, 102. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 45, viz., 8 men, 37 women. 



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Cash on hand . 


$2,668 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


30,606 28 


Bequests . 


4,169 29 


On account of persons aided 


12,165 14 


Income from investments . 


14,493 29 


Investments matured, sold, 




etc. .... 


14,993 86 


Loan refunded . 


10,000 00 


Miscellaneous . 


158 37 




$89,255 21 



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Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, and sur 

gical supplies. 
Repairs and improvements 
On account of new hospital 
Loans paid 
Interest 
Cash on hand 



. $24,259 
. 12,454 
. 20,292 


51 
75 

37 


4,618 


38 


740 


50 


1 576 


47 


. 25,000 
. 1,018 


00 
89 


294 


34 


$89,255 


21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$222,627.80; value of investments, $224,076.15. 



Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, 7 Carpenter St., 
Salem. (Incorporated 1841.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mrs. N. W. Osgood, President; Miss Kllen A. Brown, Secretary; 
John G. Waters, Treasurer; Miss Margaret H. Barrows, Matron. 

Home for the care and education of destitute children, at least one 
and one-half years of age, of Protestant parentage, and without men- 
tal or physical defect. Hoys not retained after the a<2;e of seven. 

Number aided during year, t',7, viz., 35 paying, 5 partly paying, 27 
free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



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Cash on hand . 


$204 51 


Salaries and wages 


S2,238 95 


Subscriptions and donations 


10 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,088 49 


On account of persons aided 


1,016 50 


Repairs and improvements 


233 00 


Income from investments . 


5,648 14 


Insurance 


26 00 






Miscellaneous 


540 87 






Cash on hand . 


751 84 




$6,879 15 


$6,879 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $99,595.11. 



The Samaritan Society, 23 Gardner St., Salem. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 
Emily F. Hill, President; Emma B. Lowd, Secretary and Treasurer. 
To assist the aged and worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 146. 



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Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$1,460 33 


Investments during year 


$4,188 45 


Subscriptions and donations 


288 50 


Provisions and supplies 


138 48 


Income from investments . 


640 96 


Board and rent 




1,003 50 


Withdrawn from bank 


5,050 56 


Sickness . 




343 00 


Miscellaneous 


2 40 


Fuel 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 




68 25 

28 65 

1,672 42 




$7,442 75 


$7,442 75 



Value of investments, $13,111.45. 



Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem. (Incorporated 1844.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. William F. Ashton, President; Miss Abbie K. Woodbury, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Relief to widows and orphans of seamen. 

Number aided during year, 71. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



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Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$11 


50 


36 


00 


2,421 


ll 


85 


62 


$2,554 23 



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Investments during year 


S36 00 


Salaries and wages 


200 00 


Provisions and supplies 


482 20 


To widows and orphans 


1,736 68 


Miscellaneous . 


99 35 




$2,554 23 



Value of investments, $55,241 .37. 



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203 



Sharon. 

Sharon Sanatorium, Everett St., Sharon. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Prof. William T. Sedgwick, President; Mrs. Charles A. Porter, 
Secretary; Nathaniel H. Stone, Treasurer; Miss Alice R. Hodges, 
Superintendent and Matron. 

Treatment of women of limited means in the first stages of con- 
sumption, who are cared for at a very low rate. 

Number aided during year, 49, viz., 47 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 4 men, 10 women. 



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Cash on hand . . . $2,395 23 

Subscriptions and donations 7,684 25 

On account of persons aided 4,893 93 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 512 21 
Loan repaid . . 300 00 
Bazaar, etc. . . . 14,933 28 
Sale of wood . . 171 40 
Sale of articles and medi- 
cines . . . . 108 31 



330,998 61 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$8,091 60 


Salaries and wages 


5,579 40 


Provisions and supplies 


7,531 06 


Drugs and medicines . 


508 38 


Repairs and improvements 


2,794 82 


Stable expenses. 


318 88 


Lighting . 


403 71 


Furnishings 


953 73 


Insurance and telephone 


581 52 


Miscellaneous 


1,728 23 


Cash on hand . 


2,507 28 




$30,998 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $16,000. 



SOMERVILLE. 

Associated Charities of Somerville, Gilman Sq , Somerville. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 9, 1905. 

Rev. Charles L. Noyes, President; Mrs. George Whiting, Secre- 
tary; Nathan H. Reed, Treasurer; Miss Emma S. Keyes, Agent. 

Securing the concurrent and harmonious action of the different 
societies in Somerville, in order to raise the needy above the need of 
relief, prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, encourage 
thrift, self-dependence, and industry, etc. "Stamp Savings System" 
for children carried on. 

Number of cases investigated, 87. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



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Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $154 09 


Salaries and wages 


$430 95 


Subscriptions and donations 1,079 20 


Provisions and supplies 


521 63 




Rent 


120 00 




Miscellaneous 


116 16 




Cash on hand . 


44 55 


$1,233 29 


$1,233 29 



Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, 132 Perkins 
St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for yea ending January 8, 1906. 

D. W. Sanborn, President; Mrs. Emma Estabrook Whitney, Secre- 
tary; H. H. Hondlett, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a Protestant home for the care and edu- 
cation of poor and destitute children. 

Number aided during year, 1 family. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits . 



$2,361 


64 


773 


14 


94 


95 


$3,229 


73 



Cr. 

Aid . 

Deposited in savings bank 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand . 



$5 00 

3,103 59 

24 85 

96 29 

$3,229 73 



Somerville Home for the Aged, 7 Grand View Ave., Somerville. (Incor- 
porated 1898) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Clara P. Haven, President; Rebecca S. Waldron, Secretary; Achsa 
M. Mills, Treasurer; Esther D. Balkam, Superintendent. 

Home for persons at least sixty years of age, residents of Somer- 
ville for five years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$249 28 


Investments during year 


$300 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


542 95 


Salaries and wages 


543 50 


Bequests .... 


500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


514 37 


Income from investments . 


516 67 


Repairs and improvements 


80 93 


Admission fee . 


200 00 


Miscellaneous 


41 21 


Miscellaneous 


9 88 


Cash on hand . 


538 77 




$2,018 78 


$2,018 78 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$6,500; value of investments, $15,460.82. 



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Somerville Hospital, Crocker St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

L. W. Farmer, President; Frederic W. Stone, Secretary; Albert W. 
Edmands, Treasurer; Alma C. Hogle, Matron. 

Treatment of persons who need medical or surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 437, viz., 220 paying, 2 partly paying, 
215 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 3 men, 28 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S417 41 

Subscriptions and donations 10,504 41 

Bequests .... 3,475 00 

On account of persons aided 9,769 83 

Income from investments . 24 61 



$24,191 26 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. S3,475 00 


6,500 


21 


5,013 


•Vi 


1,135 


06 


4,828 


-I'.t 


705 00 


1,569 


Ml 


750 


7J 


213 


4.-, 


$24,191 


26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$60,240.16 (mortgage $15,000); value of investments, $9,672.73. 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Crocker St., Somerville. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Mrs. N. H. Reed, President; Mrs. C. H. Vose, Secretary; Mrs. 

H. H. Trowbridge, Treasurer. 

To aid the Somerville Hospital in its charitable work. 

Number aided during year, 11, viz., 2 partly paying, 9 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Membership fees 
Entertainments anil sale 


$601 70 

21 00 

23 00 

259 00 

115 80 


Cr. 
Supplies for hospital . 
Free beds 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


S282 99 

500 00 

15 25 

222 26 




SI, 020 50 


SI, 020 50 



Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Mrs. Beulah A. Hanscom, President; Mrs. Julia H. Aldrich. 

tan/; Mrs. Clara A.Hill, Treasurer. 

To furnish trained nurses to residents of Somerville, at such rate-, 
no! exceeding twenty-five cents an hour, a-- patients arc able to pay. 

Not yet in active operation. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, 144 Washing-ton St., 
Somerville. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mrs. A. R. Robertson, President; Mrs. C. P. Battelle, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Abbott Clark, Treasurer; Miss E. E. Mason, Superintending 
Matron. 

Temporary care of children whose parents are benefited by such 
assistance. 

Number aided during year, 65, viz., 37 paying, 22 partly paying, 
6 free. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$1,546 45 


Salaries and wages 


$715 65 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,011 67 


Provisions and supplies 


235 08 


On account of persons aided 


124 40 


Coal 


110 88 


Income from investments . 


57 45 


Rent 


240 00 






Miscellaneous 


55 70 






Cash on hand . 


2,382 66 




$3,739 97 


$3,739 97 



Value of investments, $1,149. 



Spencer. 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, 4 Pleasant St., Spencer. (Incor- 
porated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Edward A. Murdock, President; Mrs. Clara B. Howland, Secre- 
tary; Miss Elida M. Capen, Treasurer; Charles D. Worthington, 
Custodian. 

To loan articles to the sick and injured, equip and maintain rooms 
for treatment of emergency cases, etc. 

Number aided during year, 97. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



$244 73 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$146 68 


Salaries and wages 


$10 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


81 05 


Supplies . 


62 15 


Dues .... 


17 00 


Miscellaneous 


9 96 






Cash on hand 


162 62 



Value of articles to be loaned, $300. 



$244 73 



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207 



Springfield. 

The Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, Wilbraham Road, Spring- 
field. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Edward A. Hall, Secre- 
tary; Elizabeth Falvey, Treasurer; Annie Ginaud, Superintendent. 

Reformation and protection of girls and young women, and teach- 
ing of domestic usefulness, without restriction of race, creed, or con- 
dition. 

Number aided during year, 167, viz., 11 paying, 8 partly paying, 
148 free. Number of beds, 130. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $65 86 


Salaries and wages 


$1,901 78 


Subscriptions and donations 4,218 13 


Provisions and supplies 


11,687 59 


On account of persons aided 1,839 38 


Repairs and improvements. 


2,412 43 


Industries . . 13,869 64 


Paid on mortgage 


2,000 00 


Miscellaneous . . . 121 45 


Interest, insurance, and taxes 


1,190 14 




Car fares, etc. . 


263 68 




Cash on hand . 


658 84 


$20,114 46 


$20,114 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of machinery, $5,280. 



Hampden County Children's Aid Association, 5 Court House Place, 
Springfield. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 5, 1906. 

Mrs. T. O. Bemis, President; Mrs. J. D. Alexander, Recording 
Secretary; Miss J. E. Bowman, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. J. 
Stuart Kirkham, Treasurer; O. G. Cash, Agent. 

To provide homes for destitute children, and for the prevention of 
cruelty to children. 

Number aided during year, 332. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $10,218 11 

Subscriptions and donations 1,264 97 
Interest on deposits . 
Annual fair . . 2,411 14 



$14,262 31 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Care and clot hint!; of children 
Printing, postage, and office 

furniture 
Expenses of agent 

Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



• 90 
421 87 

134 05 

67 02 

is 60 

12,280 87 

$14,262 31 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



The Horace Smith Fund, Springfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 
Arthur B. West, President and Treasure?-; Charles H. Barrows, 
Clerk. 

To aid worthy charitable, educational, and religious objects, espe- 
cially young persons seeking education. 
Number aided during year, 79. 



Dr. 




Cr. 


Cash on hand . 


$4,721 09 


Supplies . . • , .- $29 85 


Donations 


15,000 00 


Amounts paid to benefici- 


Income from investments . 


1,116 86 


aries .... 15,248 50 


Amounts returned by bene- 




Cash on hand . . . 9,050 30 


ficiaries 


990 70 




From principal of fund 


2,500 00 






$24,328 65 


$24,328 65 



Value of investments, $19,963. 



Industrial House Charities, 78 Bliss St., and 23 Pendleton Ave., Spring- 
field. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. C. D. Hosley, President; Mrs. H. G. Chapin, Secretary; 
Miss M. M. Mills, Treasurer; Mrs. S. A. Hartlan and Mrs. Agnes 
May, Matrons. 

To aid poor women through (1) employment bureau, (2) laundry, 
(3) care for their children through working hours. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$367 21 


Salaries and wages 


$3,280 87 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,295 99 


Provisions and supplies 


639 89 


Income from investments . 


519 64 


Repairs and improvements 


70 18 


Nursery fees 


374 01 


Fuel 


386 99 


Laundry .... 


1,636 40 


Rent 


180 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,134 05 


Taxes and insurance . 


89 85 






Miscellaneous 


364 39 






Cash on hand 


315 13 




$5,327 30 


$5,327 30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $13,730.89. 



Mercy Hospital, 233 Carew St , Springfield. (Incorporated 1898) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Rev. Thomas 
Smyth, Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister 
Alary Vincent, Superintendent. 



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209 



Surgical and medical treatment of temporary cases. 
Number aided during year, 1,513, viz., 1,282 paying, 83 partly 
paying, 148 free. Number of beds, 96. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 58, viz.,. 5 men, 53 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $692 72 
Subscriptions and donations 576 44 
Bequests .... 5,000 00 
On account of persons aided 35,872 92 
Miscellaneous . . . 191 24 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand . 


$5,112 24 

34,546 67 

689 32 

1,933 53 

51 56 


$42,333 32 


$42,333 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$97,000. 



The National Boys' Club Association, 21 Besse PI., Springfield. (Incor- 
porated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

James L. Dudley, President and Acting Field Secretary; William 
P. Mattoon, Secretary; C. H. Churchill, Treasurer. 

Establishment and local maintenance of clubs for poor and neg- 
lected children under sixteen years of age, consisting of reading and 
game rooms, industrial, physical, and social training, etc. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... . $4,609 08 

Subscriptions and donations 6,833 26 

Income from investments . 159 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 185 69 



$11,787 03 



Cr. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and field expenses 
Loans to clubs . 


$1,000 00 

4,520 13 

568 63 


Printing and postage 
Rent 


697 75 

427 50 


Supplies, etc. 
Cash on hand . 


389 58 

4,183 44 




$11,7S7 03 



Value of investments, $3,805.47. 



The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Spring- 
field, Mass., Springfield. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

E. A. Hall, President; W. H. Lane, Secretary; Daniel Dunn, 
Treasurer. 

Care of destitute and neglected children, and charitable work 
among the poor. 

Number aided during year, 436. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



i . 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Church collections 



$1,558 51 
2,842 48 
1,407 96 
2,027 42 



$7,836 37 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Clothing .... 
Rent and board for children 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



$1,434 83 
290 00 

4,546 22 
140 00 

1,425 32 

$7,836 37 



Springfield Home for Aged Men, 74 Walnut St., Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 18970 

Report for year ending February 18, 1906. 

Charles H. Barrows, President; George H. Kemater, Treasurer; 
Mrs. Anna S. Dewey, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the benefit of worthy 
old men. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 




Cr. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$3,000 00 
556 87 
990 58 
263 74 
70 00 
230 39 




$5,111 


58 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,900; value of investments, $41,900. 

Springfield Home for Aged "Women, 471 Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incor- 
porated 1884.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Mary D. Chapman, President; William P. Draper, Secretary; 
Frederick Harris, Treasurer; Julia Fletcher, Superintendent. 

Home for aged women at least sixty-five years of age, residents of 
Springfield. Admission, $500, and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 33. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,915 36 


Investments during year 


$21,310 01 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,960 26 


Salaries and wages 


2,422 04 


Bequests . . . . 


500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,433 61 


Income from investments . 


7,413 53 


Admission fees rebated 


2,147 00 


Loans paid 


12,000 00 


Cash on hand 


3,275 59 


Liquidation of banks 


6,800 00 








$33,589 15 


$33,589 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $140,391.60. 



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211 



Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, 136 Williams St., 
and 37 Buckingham St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending January 16, 1906. 

Mrs. William C. Warren, President; Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. George B. Joslyn, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth B. Epstein, 
Superintendent Women's Home; Miss Jennie C. Piatt, Superintendent 
Children's Home. 

Temporary homes for destitute women and children, residents of 
Springfield or vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 269 (82 women, 187 children), viz., 68 
paying, 19 partly paying, 182 free. Number of beds, 78. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 2 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



$519 


99 


1,052 


94 


7,000 


00 


871 


75 


29,232 


59 


$38,677 


27 



Cr. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 


$22,650 00 
3,681 36 
2,997 38 


Repairs and improvements 

Heating and lighting . 

Furnishings 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 


989 89 
874 39 
364 91 
64 18 
534 29 


Cash on hand (including 
$5,500 held for invest- 




ment) 


6,520 87 




$38,677 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,800; value of investments, $125,706.21. 

The Springfield Hospital, North Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1905. 

George Dwight Pratt, President; Charles H. Beckwith, Secretary; 
George H. Kemater, Treasurer; Jessie E. Catton, Matron and Super- 
intendent of Nurses. 

Care of sick; chronic, insane, and contagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 1,080, viz., 1,039 paying, 41 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 8 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on band . . . $2,099 s? 

Subscriptions and donations 1,154 22 

Bequests . . 5,000 ()() 

On account of persons aided 27,609 1 I 

Income from investments 6,291 28 



$42,15 J 51 



Cr. 
[nvestments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Pn>\ isions and supplies 
DlUgS and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 
I nteresl and insurance 
Miscellaneous 
( !asfa on hand 



$5,000 
7,351 


00 
30 


18,394 


91 


3,310 

4,643 

228 


33 
84 
28 


1,080 

2,1 I". 


7* 
11 



$42,154 51 



212 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$114,000; value of investments, $100,000. 



The Spring-field Rescue Mission, 74 Elm St., Springfield. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

R. B. Currier, President; Mrs. Henrietta A. Wilcox, Secretary; 
Edward O. Sutton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cummings, Super- 
intendents. 

To uplift and help men and women who are in need, and provide 
a temporary home for them. 

Number aided during year, about 2,000, viz., about 1,000 partly 
paying, about 1,000 free. Number of beds, 53. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$466 46 


Salaries and wages 




S869 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,206 82 


Provisions and supplies 


986 58 


On account of persons aided 


1,232 72 


Special charities 




87 63 


Income from investments . 


392 90 


Interest, taxes, etc. 




55 96 






Printing, postage, 


and ad- 








vertising 




43 80 






Lighting . 




163 38 






Rent 




225 00 






Paid on mortgage 




200 00 






Miscellaneous 




77 07 






Cash on hand . 




590 48 




S3, 298 90 


S3,298 90 



Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000; value of investments, $11,232. 

Union Relief Association, 10 Court House Place, Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1905. 

Nathan D. Bill, President; Eliza R. Whiting, Secretary; Walter 
G. Morse, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief to the needy; also carries on penny provident 
stamp savings fund among public school children. 

Number aided during year, 1,288. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$830 14 


Investments during year 


$1,485 83 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,094 22 


Salaries and wages 


884 85 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,035 44 


On account of persons aided 


288 42 


Rent . . " . 


245 00 


Income from investments . 


1,645 40 


Miscellaneous . 


202 46 


Miscellaneous . 


35 00 


Cash on hand . 


1,039 60 




$5,893 18 


$5,893 18 



Value of investments, $28,423. 



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213 



Wesson Maternity Hospital, High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1906.) 
William W. McClench, President; Ralph W. Ellis, Secretary and 

Treasurer. 
Treating and caring for women during the lying-in period, and 

women who, during pregnancy, are suffering from any of its diseases, 

complications, or accidents; also for the care and treatment of infants 

born of patients while in said hospital. 
Not yet opened. 

Wesson Memorial Hospital (formerly Hampden Homoeopathic Hospital), 
132 High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Alfred N. Mayo, President; William W. McClench, Secretary; 
Edward O. Sutton, Treasurer; Elizabeth Ross, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick, and rendering of sen-ice usual to hospitals. 

Number aided during year, 277, viz., 236 paying, 26 partly paying, 
15 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 1 man, 18 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 


SIO 21 

100 00 

9,578 78 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements. 
Cash on hand . 


S3,433 28 

5,756 01 

289 81 

169 00 

40 89 




S9,688 99 


S9,6S8 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000. 

Stoneham. 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Prof. Edgar L. Patch, President; Mrs. Mary W. Souther, Secre- 
tary; William O. Richardson, Treasurer. 

Home for people of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Stoneham for at least ten years or having settlement in 
Stoneham. Entrance fee, not less than $200. 
•Cash on hand, $3,465.08. 

Not yet opened. 



New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham. (In- 
corporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

A. E. Place, President; W. M. Lee, Secretary and Treasurer; C. C. 
Nicola, M.D., Superintendent. 

For educational and charitable purposes, including lectures, treat- 
ment of the sick, surgical operations, etc. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 1,152, viz., 1,024 paying, 50 partly 
paying, 78 free. Number of beds, 85. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 83, viz., 33 men, 50 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S2.439 72 

Subscriptions and donations 2,676 82 

On account of persons aided 49,776 40 
Notes and mortgages pav- 

^ able . . . 28,455 00 

Notes receivable . . 180 85 

Rents and interest . . 40 37 

Supplies sold . . . 1,208 03 

Miscellaneous . . . 991 59 



$85,768 78 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Construction of new build 

ing 
Furniture 
Notes payable . 
Interest, insurance, and 

taxes 
Freight and transportation 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



816,220 47 

27,521 41 

892 62 

23,614 78 
4,005 42 
4,636 85 

3.300 96 

771 87 

2,404 32 

2,400 08 

$85,768 78 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000. 

Stow. 

Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Edward W. Emerson, President; Harriet G. Bird, Treasurer. 
Providing a home for old, worn-out, or disabled horses, and for 
purchasing such horses. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 

Taunton. 

Associated Charities of Taunton, 61 Main St., Taunton. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

J. F. Montgomery, Preside?it; Rev. J. H. Metcalf, Secretary; E. E. 
Richards, Treasurer; Miss Bertha J. Southwick, Superintendent. 

To promote efficient cooperation between public and private 
charities, and to send, as far as possible, a friendly visitor to each 
poor family. 

Number aided during year, 193. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


890 52 


Salaries and wages 


8358 75 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,005 77 


Relief given 


279 53 


Bequests .... 


10 00 


Rent and office expenses 


99 84 


Miscellaneous . 


17 53 


Telephone 


34 38 






Loans paid 


180 00 






Miscellaneous 


2 00 






Cash on hand 


169 32 




SI. 123 82 


SI, 123 S2 



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215 



Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, 26 Court St., Taunton. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

William E. Walker, President; William S. Woods, Secretary; Wil- 
liam H. Reed, Treasurer; George A. Fowler, Superintendent. 

To provide and maintain rooms for the moral, physical, intellectual, 
and social improvement of boys. 

Number of members, 412. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $1,913 59 



$1,913 59 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 

Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 



$930 00 
323 12 
63 79 
240 00 
215 05 
141 63 

$1,913 59 



Value of furnishings, etc., $1,000. 



Taunton Female Charitable Association, 96 Broadway, Taunton. (Incor- 
porated 1829.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Jane M. Seaver, President; Mrs. Charles T. Hubbard, Secre- 
tary; Miss Maria W. Baylies, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy Dunbar, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for women at least sixty years of age, residents of Taunton 
for ten years. Admission, $150, and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donation.' 
Admission fees . 
Property of inmates . 
Income from invest incuts 
Sales and entertainments 
Hank tax rebate 



SI 


06 


313 


20 


300 


00 


355 


91 


1,640 


29 


117 


63 


L89 


37 


S3.-J17 


-Hi 



Cr. 

[nvestments during year 
Salaries and wagl 
Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

( las, water, and telephone 

Insurance 

Undertaker 

Miscellaneous 



$10 


57 


1,439 


60 


1,395 


:.7 


114 


17 


99 


96 


37 


50 


105 


00 


14 


79 


$3,217 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,500; value of investments, $41,981.33. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Taunton Hospital Company, 88 Washing-ton St., Taunton. (Incorporated 

1888.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Silas Dean Presbrey, M.D., President; Martha Perry, M.D., Secre- 
tary; Orville A. Barker, Treasurer; Miss Ella Sears, Superintendent. 

Relief to sick and wounded, and education of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 348, viz., 154 paying, 158 partly pay- 
ing, 36 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 1 man, 17 women. 



UT. 

Subscriptions and donations $2,977 48 


Salaries and wages 


$3,603 17 


On account of persons aided 7,780 92 


Provisions and supplies 


5,384 28 


Income from investments . 684 66 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,060 43 


Borrowed . . . 2,500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


1,027 60 




Notes paid 


600 00 




Due treasurer . 


1,102 27 




Cash on hand . 


1,165 31 


$13,943 06 


$13,943 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,000: value of investments, $17,871.30. 



TlSBURY. 
The Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, Tisbury. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Frank B. Look, President; Everett Allen Davis, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Free treatment of surgical and medical cases, experimental research 
in dietetics, therapeutics, and surgery; and the care and treatment of 
invalids suffering from disease of any nature excepting those of a 
contagious, tuberculous, alcoholic, or insane character. 

Not yet opened. 

Wakefield. 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, between Bennet St. and Richardson 
Ave., Wakefield. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Laura A. Parker, President; Mrs. Mary E. Gowing, Secretary; 
Mrs. Abbie E. C. Eaton, Treasurer; Mrs. Emma F. Howland, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women over sixty years of age, residents of 
Wakefield for ten years. Admission, $150, furniture for room, and 
conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



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21 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations SI 57 00 


Investments during year 


$499 74 


Property of inmates, etc. 


518 00 


Salaries and wages 


479 00 


Income from investments 


404 81 


Provisions and supplies 


780 67 


Admission fee . 


150 00 


Repairs and improvements 


400 05 


Fair 


858 20 


Miscellaneous 


118 04 


From boarders . 


244 00 






Miscellaneous . 


5 49 








$2,337 50 


S2.337 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of other property, $14,339.97, viz., investments, $13,- 
339.97; furniture, $1,000. 

Waltham. 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, 321 Crescent St., "Waltham. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Arthur A. Carey, President; John W. Alline, Secretary. 

Industrial classes for women, mechanics' educational classes for 
men, reading room and library for men, women, and children, gym- 
nastics and athletics, boys' club, visiting the sick, pastoral care and 
visiting, divine services, Sunday kindergarten, entertainments, etc. 

First year not completed. 



Leland Home for Aged Women, 21 Newton St., "Waltham. (Incorporated 

1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Dr. J. W. Willis, President; Mrs. M. Louise Warren, Secretary; 
G. B. Willard, Treasurer; Mrs. L. H. Eaton, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, without incurable disease, residents of Waltham for ten years. 
Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


1886 (i7 


Investments during year 


116,473 75 


Bequests . 


100 00 


Salaries ami wagee 


959 27 


Income from investments . 


2,410 92 


Provisions and supplies 


1,224 02 


Bonds maturing 


5,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


110 32 


"Withdrawn from savings 




Miscellaneous 


424 21 


bank for re-invest incut 


11,200 00 

$19,596 99 


Cash on hand 


405 42 




$19,596 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S15,000; value of investments, $15,000. 



218 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



The Waltham Baby Hospital, rear of 757 Main St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Miss Ann D. Adams, President; Miss Lily Hurd, Secretary; Mrs. 
Elizabeth J. Worcester, Treasurer; Annie B. Meliek, Matron. 

Providing a temporary home for the care of sick babies, and also 
of babies who need such care by reason of the sickness, death, or 
other incapacity of their parents. 

Number aided during year, 83, viz., 32 paying, 32 partly paying, 
19 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Entertainments. 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$25 03 


Salaries and wages 


$1,487 50 


934 30 


Provisions and supplies 


781 74 


1,122 78 


Drugs and medicines . 


74 67 


1,001 58 


Repairs and improvements. 


154 03 


6 80 


Printing and stationery 
Fuel, water, gas, and tele- 


41 36 




phone .... 


473 55 




Loan paid 


50 00 




Miscellaneous 


13 56 




Cash on hand . 


14 08 


$3,090 49 


$3,090 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate 
$5,500. 



purposes, 



"Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 
Mrs. Frank L. Barnes, President; Mrs. Alice W. Burnham, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To give invalids the benefit of trained nursing service for a short 
time each day. 

Number aided during year, 464, viz., 282 paying, 182 free. Num- 
ber of calls, 4,708. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $49 65 

Subscriptions and donations 497 00 

On account of 'persons aided 816 29 



$1,362 94 



Cr. 
Nursing service 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Stationery and printing 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 



$1,170 


50 


37 


00 


63 


89 


20 


15 


68 


53 


2 


87 


$1,362 


94 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



219 



Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, 716 Main St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1906. 

Miss Nellie L. Daniels, President; Miss Annette Fiske, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss M. E. Wellington, Registrar. 

To advance the study of the nursing profession, provide facilities 
for its practice, establish a home for needy nurses, and do charity 
work for the poor of the town. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$373 23 


Salaries and wages 


$908 77 


Fees and donations 


1,742 59 


Provisions and supplies 


1,097 47 


Bequests . 


300 00 


Rent 


900 00 


Rent of rooms (nurses) 


1,442 93 


Furnishings 


1,480 40 


Meals (nurses) . 


746 28 


Loans 


15 00 


Loans repaid 


375 00 


Miscellaneous 


492 45 


Miscellaneous 


219 09 


Cash on hand . 


305 03 




$5,199 12 


$5,199 12 



Value of furniture, $1,000. 

Waltham Hebrew Association, 645 Main St., "Waltham. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Morris Schwartz, President; Isaac Groterman, Secretary; Aaron 
Wolk, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable purposes among Hebrew residents 
of Waltham. 

Number aided during year, 1. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 
Membership dues 



$5 55 
232 71 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Charity 

Cash on hand 



$238 26 
Value of books and furniture, $125. 



$143 08 
31 50 
63 68 

$238 26 



Waltham Hospital, Hope Ave., Waltham. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending September :'.0, l«»06. 

C. J. McCormick, /'resident; Mrs. Alice Bumham, Secretary; 
Edwin l\ Atkins, Treasurer; A. L. Pringle, Matron. 
Care and treatment of the sick. 



220 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Number aided during year, 652, viz., 474 paying, 7 partly paying, 
171 free; also 268 out-patients. Number of beds, 100. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 3 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,074 51 

Subscriptions and donations 9,536 81 

Bequests .... 10,000 00 

On account of persons aided 18,069 88 

Income from investments . 2,576 86 

Borrowed . . . 2,000 00 

Children's free bed fund . 185 78 

Yearly free beds . . 4,750 00 



$49,193 84 



Cr. 



Investments during j^ear 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Nursing service 
Permanent fittings 
Heating and lighting . 
Stationery and printing 
Water and ice . 
Ambulance calls 
Insurance 

Dry goods, bedding, etc. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. $10,147 72 
. 6,130 84 
. 8,237 43 
. 2,267 62 
. 8,773 13 
. 4,204 10 


370 


Go 


. 3,281 


07 


464 


41 


811 


96 


361 


75 


324 


23 


750 


48 


. 2,268 


12 


800 


33 


$49,193 


84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$128,731.38; value of other property, $78,277.72, viz., investments, 
;,277.72; books, furniture, etc., $10,000. 



Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 
Frederick A. Stearns, President; Miss Rebecca Campbell, Secre- 
tary ; Francis C. Mann, Treasurer. 

Care of patients afflicted with incurable or chronic diseases, either 
in their homes or in homes to be established for that purpose. 
Number aided during year, 3, viz., 1 paying, 2 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



$174 66 
107 00 
731 50 

$1,013 16 



Cr. 



Assistance 
Stationery, etc. 
Cash on hand 



$992 60 

7 70 

12 86 

$1,013 16 



Watertown. 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, 335 Arlington St., "Watertown. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. N. H. Bardwell, President; Mrs. Marguerite Parker, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. J. H. McLeod, Treasurer; Mrs. A. L. Prindle, Matron. 

To aid fallen or intemperate women, irrespective of creed, color, 
or age; and to care for unfortunate children. 

Number aided during year, 32, viz., 28 partly paying, 4 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



221 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . 


$38 97 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,057 87 


Home earnings . 


311 25 


Collections 


111 48 


Florence Crittenton Circles . 


1,144 23 


Sales .... 


206 81 


Miscellaneous 


19 40 




$3,890 01 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent of office 
Interest and taxes 
Furnishings 
Heating and lighting 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$G53 


?,', 


707 


66 


649 


37 


170 


98 


872 


25 


64 


26 


126 


01 


625 


CA 


20 


40 


$3,890 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000. 



Sunny Bank Home, 240 School St., Watertown. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Charles R. Codman, President; E. T. Colburn, Secretary; C. H. 
Watson, Treasurer; William O. Mann, Superintendent. 

Home for convalescent women and children, preferably for women 
and girls without homes and recovering from medical and surgical 
treatment. 

Number aided during year, 140, viz., 19 paying, 16 partly paying, 
105 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Sale of land 
Deficit .... 



$50 


00 


925 


17 


2,000 


00 


14,089 


67 


$17,064 84 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
On account of mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Deficit 



. $1,389 


54 


. 1,787 


so 


34 


14 


766 


.^1 


. 5,681 


13 


1 


50 


. 7,404 


22 


$17,064 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000. 



"Watertown Associated Charities, Town Hall, Watertown. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1006. 

O. W. Dimick, President; Hiram McGlauflin, Secretary; Mrs. 
Alice M. Silsbee, Treasurer. 

To relieve the worthy poor, find them employment, and help them 
to help themselves. 

Number aided during year, 29, viz., 1 partly paying, 28 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $0 68 

Subscriptions and donations 211 15 

On account of persons aided 5 00 



$216 83 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$205 ■-".> 

11 48 

06 

$216 83 



222 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Watertown District Nursing Association, 28 Main St., Watertown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Alice G. Abbott, President; Miss Maria Brigham, Secretary; 
Miss C. Belle Morse, Treasurer. 

To provide trained nurses for the sick and injured of limited means, 
and eventually to provide hospital accommodations for the sick. 

Number aided during year, 188, viz., 143 paying, 7 partly paying, 
38 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 



$498 87 

563 00 

402 71 

6 25 



$1,470 83 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Printing, stationery, etc. 
Rent . . ' . 

Deposited in savings bank 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



$753 


33 


19 


86 


36 


80 


26 


00 


208 


87 


50 


60 


375 


37 


$1,470 


83 



Wellesley. 

The Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, Forest St., Wellesley Hills. 

(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Oliver W. Peabody, President; Mrs. Henry S. Hunnewell, 
Secretary; Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis, Treasurer; Sister Caroline, Su- 
perintendent. 

For the treatment of convalescent patients from the Children's Hos- 
pital in Boston. 

Number aided during year, 367, viz., 81 paying, 41 partly paying, 
245 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $21,000 71 

Subscriptions and donations 10,849 47 
Bequests . . . 1,000 00 

On account of persons aided 2,552 92 
Income from investments . 5,910 36 
Contributions towards new- 
building ... 941 33 
Pavment of notes . . 126,000 00 



$168,254 79 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$50,157 81 


Salaries and wages 


4,574 20 


Provisions and supplies 


13,393 95 


Drugs and medicines . 


150 00 


Repairs and improvements 


441 62 


Rent 


650 00 


Insurance 


660 00 


Building and furnishing new 




home 


71,320 92 


Miscellaneous 


1,153 49 


Cash on hand 


25,752 80 




SI 68, 254 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,404.21; value of investments, $95,878.60. 



Part II.] ( IIAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



223 



'Westfield. 

The Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, Franklin St., "Westfield. 

(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1906. 

, President; R. L. Scott, Secretary; L. P. Lane, Treasurer; 

Miss A. A. Herrick, Matron. 

Home for children of the poor and destitute. 

Number aided during year, 18, viz., 10 paying, 8 free. Number 
of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Bills receivable . 



S155 


19 


110 


00 


1.530 


88 


560 


00 


S2,356 


07 



Cr. 



Investments during vear 


S392 50 


Salaries and wages 


600 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,028 51 


Repairs and improvements 


177 17 


Miscellaneous 


43 37 


Cash on hand . 


114 52 



§2.356 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, §23,592.61. 



Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Silver St., "Westfield. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
R. H. Kneil, President; Elizabeth Parker, Secretary; George E. 
Whipple, Treasurer; Eleanor Ryan, Superintendent. 
Care and treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 266, viz., 194 paying, 68 partly pay- 
ing, 4 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from Investments 
Sale of securities 



$1,303 


95 


7,148 


.-._> 


7,474 


oi 


tit Is 


98 


14,068 


2S 


$30,663 


71 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,784 85 


Provisions and supplies 


2,789 68 


Drugs and medicines . 


1.054 12 


Repairs and improvements 


2,647 7 1 


Addition to building . 


6,800 oo 


Miscellaneous 


730 50 


Cash on hand 


11,81 




$30,663 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,548.54 (including building in process of erection); value of in- 
vestments, $3,432.41. 



224 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Westfield Home for Aged People, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 14, 1905. 

L. N. Clark, President; H. B. Putnam, Clerk; H. L. Bradley, 
Treasurer; Annie L. Williams, Matron. 

Home for worthy and aged persons. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Withdrawn from savings 
bank 







Cr. 




$3,599 


00 


Salaries and wages 


$448 00 


1,303 


45 


Provisions and supplies 


706 53 






Repairs and improvements 


22 88 


350 


00 


Rent 


300 00 






Deposited in savings bank 


150 00 






Miscellaneous 


10 00 






Cash on hand . 


3,615 04 


$5,252 


45 


$5,252 45 



"Westfield Home for Aged Women, 7 Bates St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Mrs. Hannah Brass, President and Matron; Martha E. Granger, 
Secretary; Mrs. Kate Rich, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for aged women. 
Not yet in full operation. 



WlNCHENDON. 

The Winchendon Home for Aged People, Winchendon. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Rev. Joseph F. Fielden, President; Harriette M. Wyman, Secre- 
tary; Waldo C. Corey, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged citizens of Winchendon who have no 
relatives able to provide for them. 

Cash on hand, $2,304.86. 

Not yet opened. 

Winchester. 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, 2 Kendall St., Winchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1906. 

Alfred S. Hall, President; Charles A. Lane, Secretary; Charles E. 
Barrett, Treasurer; Fannie A. Burton, Matron. 

Home for persons of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Winchester for five years. Admission, $200 and con- 
veyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 3. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



225 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$5,801 28 


Salaries and wages 


$469 85 


Subscriptions and donations 


315 04 


Provisions and supplies 


523 12 


Interest on deposits . 


189 71 


Repairs and improvements 


26 52 


Membership dues 


284 00 


Miscellaneous . 


56 82 


Miscellaneous 


5 00 


Cash on hand . 


5,518 72 




$6,595 03 


$6,595 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of furniture, $500. 

"Winchester Visiting Nurse Association, "Winchester. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Joshua Coit, President; Mrs. E. J. Rich, Secretary; Mrs. 
Ellen E. Metcalf, Treasurer. 

Giving to the sick, and especially to those of limited means, the 
best home nursing under existing circumstances, and developing its 
work along appropriate lines, and establishing and maintaining a 
hospital in Winchester, Mass. 

Number aided during year, 708, viz., 219 paying, 263 partly paying, 
226 free. Number of calls, 3,163. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15 women, viz., 2 regular 
nurses, 13 substitute nurses. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 




$3,179 23 


Salaries and wages 


$1,640 60 


Subscriptions and donat 


ions 


205 42 


Drugs, medicines, and sup- 




Bequests 




100 00 


plies .... 


151 69 


On account of persons a 


ded 


529 69 


Travelling expenses . 


64 37 


Interest on deposits . 




97 41 


Nurses' suits 


53 33 


Membership fees 




615 00 


Printing, postage, telephone, 




June breakfast . 




903 96 


etc. .... 


128 55 


Fletcher fund . 




360 00 


Miscellaneous . 


9 30 


Miscellaneous 




76 42 


Cash on hand . 


4,019 29 




$6,067 13 


$6,067 13 



WOBUEN. 

Home for the Aged "Women in "Woburn, Elm St., North "Woburn. ( Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Almira W. Brown, President; Mary C. Stearns, Secretary; 
Lavinia A. Hartwell, Treasurer of Mcuiagers; Charlie A. Jones, 
Treasurer of Trustees; Mrs. Mary Smith, Matron. 

Home for worthy Protestant women over sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Woburn for ten years. Admission, $200 and furniture for 
room. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



226 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments . 


$1,195 13 

133 84 

400 00 

1,591 79 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$851 63 
1,426 20 

412 30 
64 26 

566 37 




$3,320 76 


$3,320 76 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000; value of investments, $42,045.14. 

"Winning Home, Lexington St., Woburn. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending April 17, 1906. 

John W. Johnson, President; Charlie A. Jones, Secretary; Daniel 
W. Pratt, Treasurer; Mrs. Seaver, Matron. 

Home for orphan and other destitute children, for their temporary 
or permanent care. At present used as a summer vacation home for 
poor children, in conjunction with Beacon Universalist Church of 
Brookline. 

Number aided during year, 300. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 3 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . 


$533 09 


Salaries and wages 


$1,513 38 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,072 21 


Provisions and supplies 


322 01 


Income from investments . 


739 58 


Repairs and improvements 


645 01 


Live stock 


120 00 


Live stock 


308 20 


Farm products . 


2,640 28 


Farm expenditures 


1,111 91 






Miscellaneous . 


423 85 






Cash on hand 


780 80 




$5,105 16 


$5,105 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $23,500. 



Worcester. 

The Associated Charities of Worcester, 35 Pearl St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Dr. Charles L. Nichols, President; George H. Haynes, Secretary; 
W. S. B. Hopkins, Treasurer; Miss Miriam F. Witherspoon, (lat- 
eral Secretary. 

To promote cordial cooperation on the part of the various chari- 
table agencies of Worcester in the relief of the needy; to expose fraud 
and detect imposture; to prevent begging and the spread of pauper- 
ism, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 514. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



227 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$7 42 


Salaries and wages 


$1,805 49 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,076 06 


Rent .... 


395 04 


Special fund 


715 74 


Relief given 


549 90 


Interest on deposits . 


10 66 


Office expenses, etc. . 


169 40 






Printing .... 


100 45 






Special relief from special 








fund .... 


715 74 






Miscellaneous 


56 76 






Cash on hand 


17 10 




$3,809 88 


$3,809 88 



Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 46 High St., "Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1898.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Margaret A. Dowling, 
Secretary; Frances E. Gerould, Treasurer and Mother Superior. 

To care for the aged and infirm, and homeless and neglected chil- 
dren; to assist women out of employment, etc. 

Number aided during year, 203, viz., 115 paying, 40 partly paying, 
48 free. Number of beds, 158. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$7,595 78 


Salaries and wages 


$650 13 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,461 46 


Provisions and supplies 


6,305 15 


Bequests .... 


200 00 


Repairs and improvements 


8,436 74 


On account of persons aided 


5,882 79 


Miscellaneous 


189 05 


Work of sisters . 


619 78 


Cash on hand . 


6,236 64 


Income from farm 


672 93 






Sale of small religious arti- 








cles .... 


525 00 






Miscellaneous 


859 97 








$21,817 71 


$21,817 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$68,000. 

Door of Hope Society, 15 Salem St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending September 1, 1906. 
Miss Eliza L. Barnard, President; Mrs. W. F. Cole, Secretary; Mrs. 
H. L. McClusky, Treasurer; Mary Gaines, Matron. 

To provide a temporary home and find employment for young 
women who have been led astray, or are subject to temptation. 

Number aided during year, 77; viz., 7 partly paying, 70 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 


129 36 
960 47 

43 50 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and BUpplii 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash OD hand 


ss 

3H7 60 

420 OO 

:.l 20 

150 53 




$1,042 33 


$1,042 33 



228 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, 200 Southbridge St., "Worcester. (Incor- 
porated 1897.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1906. 

Mrs. Charles H. Davis, President; Miss Josephine Perry, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Florence J. Haskell, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Crane, Cus- 
todian. 

To loan the sick and needy such articles as may be required by 
them. 

Number aided during year, 385, viz., 64 paying, 321 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Casb on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
From church societies 



Cr. 



S45 60 


Salaries and wages 


$129 13 


122 00 


Repairs on articles loaned 


44 46 


91 55 


Rent 


72 00 


65 00 


Miscellaneous . 


38 81 




Cash on hand . 


39 75 


$324 15 


$324 15 



Value of investments, $1,484.71. 



The Home for Aged Men in "Worcester, 1199 Main St., Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1874.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Thomas H. Gage, M.D., President; Roger F. Upham, Secretary; 
Nathaniel Paine, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Matron. 

Home for indigent men, at least sixty years of age, natives of the 
United States, and residents of Worcester for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Matron has house rent free, provides all supplies, and receives 
board for inmates. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Bequests . 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Sale of real estate 
City of Worcester on ac- 
count of damages . 


$1,726 00 

733 83 

400 00 

3,295 94 

7,750 00 

1,475 00 




$15,380 77 



Cr. 



Investments during j'ear 


$11,441 25 


For board of inmates 


1,337 45 


Repairs and improvements. 


840 92 


Heating and lighting . 


312 27 


Taxes and water bill . 


230 39 


On account of sickness and 




death . . . . 


329 00 


Miscellaneous 


217 90 


Cash on hand . 


671 59 




$15,380 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000: value of investments, $49,475.19. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



229 



Home for Aged "Women, 1183 Main St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1869.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1906. 

George C. Whitney, President; Edward F. Tolman, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Jessie M. Fisher, Matron. 

Home for dependent, aged, unmarried women, at least sixty-five 
years of age, not necessarily residents of Worcester. Admission fee, 
$250. 

Number aided during year, 27. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Change of investments 
Admission fees . 
Rebate State tax on stocks . 



S659 83 


440 


20 


1,010 


00 


242 


00 


4,581 


71 


13,184 


00 


500 


00 


232 


35 


$20,850 


09 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes and insurance . 
Funeral expenses 
Care of inmate at Worcester 

Insane Hospital 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 



. S2,617 60 


. 3,583 


55 


590 98 


423 


50 


169 


30 


105 


50 


413 


01 


. 12,946 


65 



820,850 09 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,700; value of investments, $91,250. 



Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 76 Portland St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 1, 1905, 

Leopoldine Trudeau, President and Superintendent; Albina Rosaire, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Keeping and maintaining lands and property in the State of Mas- 
sachusetts for the purpose of kindergarten, industrial schools, home 
for girls, day nursery, convents, and chapels. Day nursery only in 
operation. 

Number aided during year, 2,184, viz., 1,424 partly paying, 760 free. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from rents 



S40 


()_' 


1,082 


_>:•; 


200 


31 


514 


63 


$1,837 


ig 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements, 
Interest on mortgage 
Cash on hand 



|680 


."».-) 


749 


r,r, 




63 


167 


36 



$1,837 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments (real estate), S10,000. 



230 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 10 Bleeker St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Sr. M. Dominic, President, Treasurer, and Mother Superior; Sr. 
M. Alphonse de Liguori, Secretary. 

Care of poor and destitute persons, at least sixty years of age, with- 
out distinction of nationality, creed, or physical condition. Payment: 
in wards, $10 a month, for life, $500; in private room, $15 a month, 
for life, $1,000. 

Number aided during year, 92, viz., 39 paying, 23 partly paying, 
30 free. Number of beds, 71. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 2 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 
Rummage sale . 
Work of Sisters 
Sale of small religious arti- 
cles .... 
Miscellaneous 



$2,467 88 

1,559 22 

5,086 09 

99 04 

178 75 

226 61 

28 25 

20 44 



$9,666 28 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$277 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,090 12 


Provisions and supplies 


1,883 10 


Drugs and medicines . 


64 12 


Repairs and improvements 


496 51 


Rent and insurance . 


203 72 


Taxes, water, fuel, and tele 




phone . 


514 11 


House furnishings 


456 56 


Miscellaneous . 


244 81 


Cash on hand . 


4,436 23 




$9,666 28 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,725; value of other property, $6,565, viz., land, $3,200; fur- 
niture, $3,365. 



The Memorial Home for the Blind, 821 Main St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending June 8, 1906. 

John C. Berry, President; William T. Forbes, Secretary; William 
Woodward, Treasurer; Rebecca E. Wiggin, Matron. 

To provide a home or homes for the blind, and to promote their 
general welfare. 

Number aided during year, 6 partly paying. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 


$1,615 21 

226 81 

5 36 


Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


$187 39 

309 00 

444 58 

47 80 

858 61 




$1,847 38 


$1,847 38 



Value of investments, $187.39. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



231 



North "Worcester Aid Society, Holden St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1886. J 
Report for year ending June 12, 1906. 
Elmer E. Dow, President; Mrs. W. E. Sargent, Secretary; Mrs. 
Scott T. Pierce, Treasurer. 

For charitable, religious, educational, and social purposes. Mem- 
bers have a sewing circle where articles are made and afterwards 
given to the needy, or sold at fairs. Xo accounts of aid thus rendered 
or of food given to poor families. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Fair and entertainments 
Dues and members' fees 
Work and articles sold 


$109 00 

83 84 

26 00 

8 20 


Cr. 
Fuel, insurance, etc. . 
Cash paid poor people 
Cash given charitable socie- 
ties .... 
Cash on hand . 


S26 92 
36 54 

50 00 
113 58 



S227 04 



S227 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,200; value of furniture, etc., $300. 



Saint Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Granite St., "Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1906. 

Sister M. V. Malard, President; Sister J. Bissonnette, Secretary; 
Sister M. Z. Paquette, Treasurer; Sister M. Raymond, Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and abandoned children, regardless of race or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 293, viz., 78 paying, 175 partly paying, 
40 free. Number of beds, 235. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 6 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . SI. 230 46 
Subscriptions and donations 514 00 
Bequests . 200 00 
On account of persons aided 7,242 69 
Income from farm 3,471 68 
Borrowed . . 2,000 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements, 
including new building . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand . 


SI. 520 00 
8,929 01 

4,100 00 
52 68 
57 14 


$14,658 83 


S14,658 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,900. 



232 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Saint Vincent's Hospital of "Worcester, Massachusetts, corner Vernon and Win- 
throp Streets, "Worcester. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Isidore, 
Secretary and Sister Superior; Mother Mary of Providence, Treas- 
urer. 

Care of sick, aged, and infirm; home and hospital. 

Number aided during year, 1,221, viz., 1,062 paying, 35 partly pay- 
ing, 124 free. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 68, viz., 11 men, 57 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous . 





Cr. 




S255 87 


Salaries and wages 


$6,102 40 


913 90 


Provisions and supplies 


22,479 04 


3,010 11 


Drugs and medicines . 


3,890 49 


38,758 24 


Repairs and improvements 


1,098 22 


57 88 


Interest on loans 


4,614 00 




Fuel 


4,532 48 




Miscellaneous 


84 09 




Cash on hand . 


195 28 


$42,996 00 


$42,996 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000. 



Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, 202 Southbridge St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending October 21, 1905. 

Mrs. Henry S. Pratt, President; Mrs. E. I. Comins, Secretary; 
Mrs. Luther M. Lovell, Treasurer; Miss Charlotte Emerson, Matron. 

Shelter for needy women, and care of children whose mothers are 
in hospitals and of children of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 232, viz., 47 paying, 75 partly paying, 
110 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . 


$145 08 


Investments during year 


. $4,500 00 


Subscriptions 


6.017 69 


Salaries and wages 


1,350 54 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,154 83 


On account of persons aided 


215 86 


Repairs and improvements 


86 58 


Income from investments . 


260 08 


Fuel 


170 74 


Miscellaneous 


134 00 


Gas and water . 


108 39 






Miscellaneous 


390 18 






Cash on hand . 


11 45 




$7,772 71 


$7,772 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000; value of investments, $18,900. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



233 



"Woman's Progressive Club, 10 Liberty St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending June 1, 1905. 

Mrs. Jane B. Collins, President; Miss Emma E. P. Brogden, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Elizabeth Storms, Treasurer; Mrs. Kate Coleman, 
Superintendent. 

Home for the aged, and day nursery. Admission fee to Home, 
$100. 

Number aided during year, 2. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 


$65 00 
158 94 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 


$40 00 

180 00 

3 94 




$223 94 


$223 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,800. 

"Worcester Children's Friend Society, 821 Main St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1849.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

Mrs. George A. Barnard, President; Mrs. Edmund M. Barton, 
Secretary; Miss M. R. Colton, Treasurer; Miss H. A. Woods, Super- 
intendent. 

To aid orphans and needy children by caring for them in families. 

Number aided during year, 118, viz., 13 paying, 75 partly paying, 
30 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous . 


$78 75 
1,375 36 
1,000 00 
2,353 35 
3,178 50 
1,609 77 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Clothing . 
Board for children 
Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand 


. $1,383 50 

. 1,889 68 

444 43 

5,215 75 

590 06 

72 31 




$9,595 73 


$9,595 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $75,000. 



The "Worcester Employment Society, 36 Pearl St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Miss Frances M. Lincoln, President; Mrs. Frank R. Macullar, 
Secretary; Miss Maud E. Chase, Treasurer; Louisa M. Pierce, 
Agent. 



234 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



To provide employment for poor women at reasonable compensa- 
tion, and to furnish such other relief as may seem desirable. 
Number aided during year, 97. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Gifts ... 

Income from investments 
Drawn from savings bank 
Christmas sale . 
Sale of women's work, etc. 
Miscellaneous . 



$325 


73 


1,300 91 


. 1,025 


00 


847 


21 


200 


00 


2,025 


2S 


545 


IS 


33 


84 


$6,303 


12 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Materials and printing 
Paid to women for sewing 
Rent 

Miscellaneous . 
Cash on hand . 



SI, 434 80 
594 57 
499 65 
2,737 01 
418 46 
14 68 
603 95 



S6.303 12 



Value of investments, $21,986.90. 

"Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, 46 Providence St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

J. K. Warren, President; E. B. Miles, Secretary; George A. Slocomb, 
M.D., Treasurer; Martha E. Rowe, Matron. 

Care and treatment of the sick according to the principles of homoe- 
opathy. 

Number aided during year, 90, viz., 80 paying, 10 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$429 


72 


669 


10 


4,889 


16 


93 


22 


2 


90 


86,084 


10 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand . 



SI. 413 


55 


4,045 


09 


143 


of, 


406 


00 


76 


10 


S6.084 


10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000; value of investments, $2,475; 



"Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, 12 Providence St., "Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Harris Shapiro, President; Henry W. Dephoure, Secretary; A. A. 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

To loan money without interest to members and non-members. 
Members pay five cents per week, and are of the Hebrew race only. 

Number aided during year, 380, viz., 79 partly paying, 301 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



235 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
On account of persons aided 
Money outstanding for loans 



S165 00 
450 00 
275 00 

S890 00 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Money loaned . 
Cash on hand 



825 


00 


656 


47 


208 


53 



S890 00 



Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

George F. Brooks, President; Dr. M. W. Clement, Secretary; S. I. 
Howard, Treasurer. 

To care for consumptives who cannot be admitted to any other 
institution. 

Xot yet opened. 



Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 
Miss Harriet E. Clarke, President; Mrs. Alice Xorcross Gross, 
Secretary; Mrs. Mabel Knowles Gage, Treasurer. 
Care of sick poor in their homes. 

Number aided during year, 208, viz., 23 paying, 185 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



S222 


13 


1,344 


67 


6,000 


00 


124 


50 


380 45 


S8,071 


75 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Printing, etc. 
Cash on hand 



86,101 44 

1,589 38 

135 91 

69 26 

175 76 

88,071 75 



Value of investments, $16,690. 



Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending February 1, 1906. 

C. A. Yohnson, President; Carl Y. Sundeen, Secretary; A. R. 
Anderson, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable work among Swedish residents of 
Worcester, and to establish and maintain a home for aged and infirm 
persons of Swedish extraction. 

Number aided during year, 24 families. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


sir, :,_' 


Hall rent and supplies 


$36 72 


Subscriptions and donat ion- 


850 S3 


Paid out to needy 


1,463 l 1 


Bazaar .... 


3,142 60 


Building fund . 


1,350 00 






Miscellaneous . 


13 50 






Cash on hand 


1.175 59 




$4,038 95 


$4,038 95 



Value of building fund, $5,457.98. 



236 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

General Statement concerning Charitable Corpora- 
tions. 

The statements given below comprise 551 charitable corpora- 
tions, of which 38 made no report, 4 failed to return reports 
sent back to them for correction, 48 made reports which were 
necessarily incomplete, either because the first year's work had 
not been finished, or for some other satisfactory reason; the 
remaining 461 made substantially complete reports. 

The 38 corporations which made no report are as follows: 
American Invalid Aid Society, Boston; Bay State Dispensary, 
Boston ; Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston ; Bos- 
ton Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston; Brock- 
ton Humane Society, Brockton; Charitable Burial Association, 
Boston; Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, New 
Bedford ; Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge ; 
Children's Home, Lowell; Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden He- 
brew Association, Fall River; Federation of Jewish Organiza- 
tions of Massachusetts, Boston; Fraternal Home and Hospital, 
Cambridge; Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Bos- 
ton; Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford; 
Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster; Metropolitan 
Visiting Nursing Association, Chelsea; Millet Sanatorium, In- 
corporated, East Bridgewater; Musicians' Aid Society, Boston; 
New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bed- 
ford ; Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, Newburyport ; New 
England Training School for Nurses, Boston ; Olette Relief 
Association, Boston; Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, 
Chelsea ; Red Cross Bureau, Boston ; Saint Anne's Hospital Cor- 
poration, Fall River ; Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters 
of the Sacred Heart, Boston ; Society of Saint Margaret, Boston ; 
Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill ; Stu- 
dents' Home Association, Boston; Trustees of the East Boston 
Ladies' Gmilas Chased Association, Boston; Trustees of St. 
Stephen's Settlement in Boston, Boston ; Trustees of the Soldiers' 
Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea; West End Gemilath Chesed 
Association, Boston ; White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, 
Boston; William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 237 

Home for Aged Persons, Boston; Workers' Guild, Boston; 
Working Boys' Home, Boston; Young Men's Hebrew Associa- 
tion of Medford, Medford. 

The 4 corporations which failed to return reports sent back 
for correction are as follows: Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, 
Stow; Roxbury House Association, Boston; Talmud Torah 
Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston; Women's Club- 
house Association of Magnolia, Gloucester. 

Of the 461 corporations making complete reports, the total 
running expenses (including the sum of $1,657,031.58 paid to 
5,669 officers or other employees) were $5,609,026.61; the total 
amount of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
was $20,463,680.20; and the total amount of investments, 
$29,240,476.83. 

The sources of the income of these corporations were chiefly 
as follows: subscriptions and donations, $1,446,839.31; be- 
quests, $1,191,268.95 ; income from investments, $1,152,463.94; 
entertainments, $114,094.06 ; on account of paying and partly 
paying beneficiaries (including $22,651.98 in the form of ad- 
mission fees to homes), $1,775,106.07. 

The whole number of beneficiaries reported was 454,297 (be- 
sides 8,039 families), of whom over 300,000 were aided free, 
the remainder either paying or partly paying for the service 
rendered. 

There were in active operation 64 institutions or homes for 
adults, 52 for children, and 9 for both adults aud children; 
and 65 hospitals. 

In view of the large amount of money contributed annually 
by the charitable people of the State for the support of those 
institutions, it certainly appears that there should be some effi- 
cient way of knowing that the purpose of such contributions is 
b^ing properly fulfilled. This consideration is of special im- 
portance with reference to homo- for aged people and for chil- 
dren. The very fact of the incorporation of these homes by 
the Slate gives them a standing that similar institutions, strictly 
private, do not hold, and doubtless leads many benevolent people 
to contribute to their maintenance on that ground. For the in- 
formation and assistance of such charitable givers, as well as 



238 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

for the better protection of the helpless who find their way into 
the homes, it is the judgment of the Board that provision should 
be made for inspection of the homes by some central authority. 

Classification of Charitable Corporations. 



People, Homes for. PAGE 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury, ... 3 

Andover Home for Aged People, Andover, 5 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute AVomen in Salem, Salem, 197 

Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford, 172 

Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester, .... 227 

Baptist Home, Cambridge, 116 

Battles Home, Lowell, 152 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield, 189 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem, 198 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston, 31 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge, 117 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody, . . . 188 

Clinton Home for Aged People, Clinton 124 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord, 125 

Dan vers Home for the Aged, Danvers, 126 

Eliza J. Halm Home for Aged Couples, Lynn, 159 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett, 127 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg, 137 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner, 139 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence 148 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, Gloucester, .... 141 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston, 50 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke, 147 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston, 52 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston, 53 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton, . . 186 

Home for Aged Men, Boston, 53 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham, . . 139 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, Worcester 228 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford, 167 

Home for Aged People, Fall River, 132 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere, 196 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham, 213 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester, 224 

Home for Aged Women, Boston 54 

Home for Aged Women, Worcester, 229 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, W T oburn, ...... 225 

Huntress Home, Gloucester, . 142 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston 61 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, Norfolk, 185 

Ladies' Unity Club, Boston, 64 

Lamson Home, Cambridge, 121 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence, 150 

Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham, 217 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster, 150 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton, . . 168 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington, 151 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester, 230 



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Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn, .... 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn, 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden, 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick, 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford, 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough, 

Mount Pleasant Home, Boston, .... 

New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford, 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport, . 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton, 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell, 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill, 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea, 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly, 

Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading, . 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford, . 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell, . 

Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville, . 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield, 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield, . 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody, 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton, 

Trustees of the Carleton Home, Georgetown, 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield, 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton, 

Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield, 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield, 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged 'Persons 

Boston, 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, Winchendon, 
Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston, 
Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester, 



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160 
160 
162 
172 
165 
167 

76 
175 
181 
182 
183 
156 
145 
123 
8 
195 

87 
177 
157 
204 
210 
210 
189 
215 
140 
216 
113 
224 
224 

108 
224 
108 
233 



Animals, Associations for Care of. 

Animal Rescue League, Boston, 

Brockton Humane Society, Brockton, 

Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston, 

Lowell Humane Society, Lowell, 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, 



10 
113 

40 
155 

74 



Associated Charities. 
Associated Charities of Boston, . 
Associated Charities of Cambridge, 
Associated Charities of Fall River, 
Associated Charities of Gloucester, 
Associated Charities of Lynn, . 

Associated Charities of Maiden, . . . . 
Associated Charities of Newton, . . . . 

Associated Charities of Salem. .... 
Associated Charities <>f Somerville, 
Associated Charities of Taunton, .... 
Associated Charities of Worcester, 

Watertown Associated Charities, .... 



11 
115 
129 

141 
158 
162 
182 
197 
206 
214 
226 
221 



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Blind, Homes or Schools for. PAGE 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, 26 

Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind, 

Boston, 67 

Memorial Home for the Blind, Worcester, 230 



Boys' Clubs. 
Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn, 
Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 
Boys' Institute of Industry, Boston, 
Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, Boston, 
Chelsea Boys' Club Association, Chelsea, 
Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston, 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill, 
Holyoke Boys' Club Association, Holyoke, 
Maiden Boys' Club, Maiden, . 
National Boys' Club Association, Springfield, 
Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton, 



Children, Homes and Schools for. 
Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy 

ton, 

Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston, 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester, 

Avon Home, Cambridge, 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Boston 
Boston Institute Seashore Home, Revere, 
Children's Home of Fall River, Fall River, . 
Children's House Association, Boston, .... 
Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston, 

City Orphan Asylum, Salem, 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls 

ton, 

Doane Orphanage, Longmeadow, ..... 
Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston, 

Faith Home, Lowell, 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, Fitchburg, . 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston, .... 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston, .... 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence, 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, Boston, . 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton 

Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated, Avon, . 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston, .... 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford, 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, Salem, 

St. Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Worcester, 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury, 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River, .... 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford, . 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River, 



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St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston, 91 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem, ... 201 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, Westfield, . . . 223 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, 204 

South End Industrial School, Boston, 98 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, Lowell, 157 

Trustees of the Ayer Home, Lowell, 158 

Winning Home, Woburn, 226 

Working Boys' Home, Boston, 110 

Children, Hospitals for . 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, Peabody, 188 

Boston Floating Hospital, Boston, 22 

Children's Hospital, Boston, 35 

Children's Island Sanitarium, Salem, 198 

Thomas Morgan Rotch, Jr., Memorial Hospital for Infants, Boston, . 100 

Waltham Baby Hospital, Waltham 218 

Consumptives, Hospitals, Homes, etc., for. 

American Invalid Aid Society, Boston, 9 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston, 37 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, Boston, ... 46 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon, 203 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester, .... 235 

Convalescents, Hospitals or Homes for. 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, Wellesley, .... 222 

Milton Convalescent Home, Milton, 169 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, Boston, 78 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston, " . . 90 

Sunnybank Home, Watertown 221 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for. 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston, ... 59 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park, . . 147 

Deaf, Homes and Schools for. 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, Everett, 127 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly, .... 7 

Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, Medford 165 

Dispensaries. 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston 14 

Boston Dispensary, Boston, 20 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, .... 20 

Homu'opathic Medical Dispensary, Boston, ~>r> 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston, ........ 62 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston, 63 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell, l.">4 

Roxbury Homuopathic Dispensary, Boston, H 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston, 9V 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston, 98 

Tremont Dispensary, Boston, K>1 

Trinity Dispensary, Boston 101 



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Fallen Women, Homes and Associations for . PAQE 

Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, 12 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown, .... 220 

Boston North End Mission, Boston, 25 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester, 227 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford, . 176 

New England Moral Reform Society, Boston 81 

Refuge in the City of Boston, Boston, ......... 85 

Hospitals, General. 

Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston, 8 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, 140 

Amesbury Hospital Association, Amesbury 3 

Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 179 

Berkeley Infirmary, Boston, 16 

Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly, 7 

Boston City Hospital, Boston, 19 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston, 20 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, .... 29 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton, 112 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 136 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston 32 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, Cambridge, .... 117 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, . . 117 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge, 118 

Carney Hospital, Boston, 32 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy, 193 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton, 124 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, 186 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn, 159 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem, 199 

Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital, Salem, .... 200 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Montague, .... 170 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, Boston, 42 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham, 138 

Franklin County Public Hospital, Greenfield, 143 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline, 115 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston, 48 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill, 143 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke 146 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston, 56 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield, 190 

Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, 192 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster, 151 

Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, 155 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn, 160 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden, 163 

Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough 164 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, .... 68 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 70 

Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston, 72 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose, 166 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield 208 

Milford Hospital, Milford, 167 

Millet Sanatorium, East Bridgewater, 127 



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243 



Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Boston, . 

Newburyport Homeopathic Hospital, Newburyport, 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, 

New England Deaconess Association, Boston, 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, 

New England Hospital for "Women and Children, Boston, 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Ston 

Newton Hospital, Newton, 

North Adams Hospital, North Adams, . 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, . 

Rindge Hospital, Cambridge, . 

Rockport Hospital Association, Rockport, 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea, 

St. Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River, 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston, . 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell, 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford, 
Saint Vincent's Hospital of "Worcester, Worcester, 

Salem Hospital, Salem, 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, Holyoke 

Society of Saint Margaret, Boston, 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville, . 

Springfield Hospital, Springfield, . 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington, 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton, . 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, "Westfield, 

Union Hospital, Lynn 

Union Hospital in Fall River, Fall River, 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, 

Waltham Hospital, "Waltham, 

"Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, 

"Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, Boston, 

"Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, 



eham 



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77 

181 

78 

79 

79 

81 

213 

184 

185 

84 

121 

197 

123 

133 

89 

156 

177 

232 

201 

147 

94 

205 

211 

5 

216 

223 

161 

135 

105 

219 

213 

109 

234 



Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for. 
Boston Home for Incurables, Boston, .... 

Channing Home, Boston, 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, Cambridge, . 
Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston, 



23 

33 

120 

86 



Inebriates, Homes for. 
Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown, 
M tea ichnsettfl Home for Intemperate Women, Boston, 

Washingtonian Home, Boston 

Willard Hospital, Bedford 



220 

71 

106 



Loan Associations. 

The Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester, 

Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea, 

The Ladies' Gmeloofl Chasodem Association, Lowell, 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester, . 

North End Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer. 

Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester 



14 
228 
122 

150 
83 



244 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Lying-in Hospitals. pAGF 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 24 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston, .... 91 

Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield, 213 

Nurseries. 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston, 26 

Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline, 114 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence, 148 

Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester, . . . 229 

Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell, 154 

Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden, 163 

New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford, 174 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, . 204 

South End Day Nursery, Boston, 96 

Sunnyside Day Nursery, Boston, 99 

Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester, .... 232 

Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, Boston 104 

Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville, .... 206 

Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester, 233 



Xa rsi ng Association s. 
Cambridge School of Nursing, Cambridge, . 
Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham, 
Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston, 
Metropolitan Nursing Association, Chelsea, . 
New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford, 
Newton District Nursing Association, Newton, 
Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville, 
Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham, 
Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown, . 
Winchester Visiting Nursing Association, Winchester, 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester, 



119 

126 

61 
122 
175 
183 
205 
218 
222 
225 
235 



Prisoner's, Associations for Aid of. 
John Howard Industrial Home, Boston, .... 

Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston, .... 
Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston, 
Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham, 



63 

73 

73 

126 



Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for. 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy, 193 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy, 194 

Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea, .... 123 

Temporary Homes. 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston, ......... 21 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston, 23 

Boston North End Mission, Boston, 25 

Children's Home, Lowell, 152 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, Boston, ... 35 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston, 41 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River, 131 



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245 



Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, Boston 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston, 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children, Boston 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston, 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston, 

Nickerson Home for Children, Boston, 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River, 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield, . 

Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield, 

Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston, 



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48 

52 

54 

58 

74 

82 

135 

211 

212 

100 



Young Women, Temporary Homes or Associations for. 
Bethany Union for Young Women, Boston, . 
Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston, 

Brooke House, Boston, 

Charlotte Home, North Andover, .... 
Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchhurg, 
Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston, 

Franklin Square House, Boston 

French Women's Christian Association, Boston, . 
Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, Springfield, 
Harriet Tubman House, Incorporated, Boston, 
House of the Good Shepherd, Boston, 

Immigrants' Home, Boston, 

Ingleside Corporation, Revere, .... 
New England Helping Hand Society, Boston, 

St. Joseph's Home, Boston, 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell, . 
Sherman Rest Home, Chicopee, .... 
Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston, 



Central 



Unclassified. 
American Humane Educational Society, Boston, . 

American Peace Society, Boston, 

American Ramabai Association, Boston, 

Andover Guild, Andover, 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston, 
Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish 

inittee at Jerusalem, Boston, 

Barnard Memorial, Boston, 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River, 
Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, Brockton, . 
Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston, 

Bethesda Society, Boston, 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly, 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly, 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston 
Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston, 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston, 
Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston, . 

Boston Harbor Club, Boston, 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston, 
Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, . 
Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston, .... 



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Boston 



Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston 

Boston Provident Association, Boston, .... 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston, 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, Boston 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston, 

Brackett Charitable Trust, Quincy, .... 

British Charitable Society, Boston, . . . 

Brookline Friendly Society, Brookline, .... 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge, . 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston, .... 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston, 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston, 
Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, New Bedford 
Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea, .... 
Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge, 
Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, . 

Children's Health Fund, Boston, 

Children's Hope Music House, Cambridge, . 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association, No. 1 of Boston 

City Missionary Society, Boston, 

Concord Female Charitable Society, Concord, 
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, Fall River 
Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere, . 
Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston, 
Devens Benevolent Society, Boston, .... 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston, 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge, .... 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston, 

Emil Zola Association, Fall River, .... 

Episcopal City Mission, Boston, 

Evangelistic Association of New England, Boston, 

Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven, .... 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston, .... 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River, 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River, 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston, 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody, 

Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford, . 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston, 

Fitchburg Benevolent Union, Fitchburg, 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly, .... 

Fragment Society, Boston, 

Framingham Training School for Nurses, Framingham, 
Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, Boston, 
Free Reading Pyooin, Incorporated, Waltham, 
General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport, 
German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston, . 
German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston, 
Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester, 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, Boston, 

Hale House Association, Boston, 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield, 
Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill, 
Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston, . 



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247 



Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston, 

Hebrew Industrial School, Boston, 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston, 

Helen Weld House Association, Boston, 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket, 

Horace Smith Fund, Springfield, . 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston, 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Boston, 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston, 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield, .... 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston, .... 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston, 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, Fairhaven, .... 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury, 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury, 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, Lawrence, .... 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lowell, . 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston, 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston, . . . . 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston, . 

Lincoln House Association, Boston, ..... 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, Boston, . 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston, 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead, 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston, . 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, Boston 

Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston, 

Massachusetts Health Company, Boston, 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston 

Memorial Trust, Boston, 

Merrimac Street Mission, Boston 

Monday Club of Maiden, Maiden, .... 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, Boston 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, Needham 

Musicians' Aid Society, Boston, .... 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, Boston, 

New Bedford Country Week Society, New Bedford, 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford, . 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport, . 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport, 

North End Diet Kitchen, Boston, .... 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield, 

North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester, 

Olette Relief Association, Boston, . 

Oliver DitSOD Society for the Relief of Needy Musician 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de 

Springfield, 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth, 



s, Boston 



Paul 



of Springfield 



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Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, 84 

Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy, 194 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston, 85 

Relief Association, Nantucket, 171 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, Fall River, 133 

Robert Treat Paine Association, Boston, 86 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston, . < 86 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston, 87 

Roxbury House Association, Roxbury, 88 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston, 88 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, Boston, 89 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem, 200 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Boston, 92 

Samaritan Society, Salem 202 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston, 92 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem, 202 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston 93 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell, 157 

Smorgon Aid Association, Boston, 93 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston, . ... 94 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston, .... 94 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Boston, . 95 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston, ... 95 

Somerville Hospital Ladies Aid Association, Somerville, .... 205 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill, .... 145 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston, 95 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston, 96 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston, 96 

South End House Association, Boston 97 

Students' Home Association, Boston 98 

Swift Charity, Milton, 169 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston, 99 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston, ... 99 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster, . 148 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston 101 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, Boston, 102 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies' Gmilas Chased Association, Boston, . 102 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford, 178 

Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Sup- 
port of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 

Boston, 102 

Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston, ... . . 103 

Union Benevolent Society, Nantucket, 171 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 191 

Union Relief Association, Springfield, 212 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston 104 

United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers, Boston, 105 

Waltham Graduate Nurses' Association, Waltham 21<» 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham, 220 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston, 106 

West End Gemilath Chesed Association, Boston, 107 

Wen tworth Institute, Boston, 107 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Charlestown 107 

Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, 109 



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249 



Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester, 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, . 
Worcester Employment Society, Worcester, . 
Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester, 

Workers' Guild, Boston, 

Working People's Aid Society, Boston, .... 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford, 
Young Travellers' Aid Society, Boston, .... 



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Corporate Name. 
Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston, . 
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, . 
American Humane Education Society, The, Boston 
American Invalid Aid Society, Boston, . 
American Peace Society, Boston, . 
American Ramabai Association, Boston, 
Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury, 
Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury 
Andover Guild, Andover, .... 
Andover Home for Aged People, Andover, . 
Animal Rescue League, Boston, 
Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 
Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston 
Associated Charities of Boston, Boston, . 
Associated Charities of Cambridge, Cambridge, 
Associated Charities of Fall River, Fall River, 
Associated Charities of Gloucester, Gloucester, 
Associated Charities of Lynn, Lynn, 
Associated Charities of Maiden, The, Maiden, 
Associated Charities of Newton, Newton, 
Associated Charities of Salem, Mass., Salem, 
Associated Charities of Somerville, Somerville, 
Associated Charities of Taunton, Taunton, . 
Associated Charities of Worcester, The, Worcester 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem, 
Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford, 
Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, 
Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy, Boston, 

Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston, 

Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester, .... 
Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston, 

Avon Home, Cambridge, 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, The, Peabody 

Baptist Home, The, Cambridge, 

Barnard Memorial, Boston 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River, 

Battles Home, The, Lowell, 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston, . . . . •. 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Brockton, . 
Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, Boston, 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston, 

Berkeley [nflrmary, The, Boston, 



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Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield 189 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem, 198 

Bethany Union for Young Women, Boston, 16 

Bethesda Society, Boston, 16 

Beverly Female Charitahle Society, Beverly, 6 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly, 6 

Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly, 7 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston, . 17 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Boston, ... 17 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston, 18 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston, 18 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston, 19 

Boston City Hospital, Boston, 19 

Boston Dispensary, Boston, 20 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston, 20 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston 21 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston 21 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, Boston, 22 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown, .... 220 

Boston Harbor Club, The, Boston, 22 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, The, Boston, ... 22 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, 23 

Boston Home for Incurables, Boston, 23 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston 23 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Revere, 195 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston, 24 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 24 

Boston North End Mission, Boston, 25 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston, 26 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston, 26 

Boston Provident Association, Boston, 26 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston, 27 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston, 27 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston, . 28 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston, .... 28 

Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn, 159 

Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 190 

Boys' Institute of Industry, The, Boston, 29 

Brackett Charitable Trust, Incorporated, The, Quincy, .... 193 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, 29 

British Charitable Society, Boston, 30 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton, 112 

Brockton Humane Society, The, Brockton, 113 

Brooke House, Boston, 30 

Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline, 114 

Brookline Friendly Society, The, Brookline, 114 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, Boston, 31 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 136 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston, 31 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston 32 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, Cambridge, ... 117 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge, 117 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, 117 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge, 118 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge, 118 

Cambridge School of Nursing, The, Cambridge, 119 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATION-. 251 

CORPOXATX Namk. PAGS 

Carney Hospital, Boston, 32 

Channing Home, Boston, 33 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston, 33 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston, 33 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston, 34 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, New Bedford, . . 173 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody, . . . 188 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover, 187 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea 121 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea 122 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, 119 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 170 

Children's Health Fund, Boston 34 

Children's Home, Lowell, 152 

Children's Home of Fall River, Fall River, 129 

Children's Hope Music House, The, Cambridge, 119 

Children's Hospital, The, Boston 35 

Children's House Association, Boston, :!5 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, Salem, 198 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of Boston, 

The, Boston, 35 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association, No. 1 of Boston, The, Boston, . 36 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children. Boston, .... 36 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy, 193 

City Missionary Society, Boston, 37 

City Orphan Asylum, The, Salem 199 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton, 124 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton, 124 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, Concord, 125 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord, 125 

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, The, Fall River, . . 130 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, Wellesley, . . . 222 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, Northampton, 186 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, New- 
ton, 183 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, Plymouth 191 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere, 196 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston, 37 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston, 38 

Dan vers Home for the Aged, Dan vers, 126 

Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham, 126 

Devens Benevolent Society, Boston, 38 

Doane Orphanage, The, Longmeadow, 151 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester, 227 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston 39 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston, 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge 120 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn, ...... 159 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston, 40 

Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston, .... 40 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston, 41 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated. Lynn 159 

Emil Zola Association, Fall Bii 130 

Episcopal City Mission, The, Boston, 41 

c County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem, 199 

Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital, Salem, .... 200 



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Evangelistic Association of New England, The, Boston 
Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett, 
Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven, 

Faith Home, Lowell, 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston, 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River, 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River, 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River, 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River, .... 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., Montague, 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, Boston, 

Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston, 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston, 
Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody, 
Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford, . 
First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston, 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly, 

Fitchburg Benevolent Union, The, Fitchburg, 
Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchburg, . 
Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg, .... 
Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, Fitchburg, . 

Fragment Society, The, Boston, 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham, ..... 
Framingham Training School for Nurses, The, Framingham, 
Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston, .... 

Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield, 

Franklin Square House, The, Boston, 

Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge, .... 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, Boston, 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline, 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, Waltham, 

French Women's Christian Association, Boston, . 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner, .... 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport, . 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston, 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston, 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Lawrence, 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, Gloucester, 

Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester, 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester, . 

Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, The, Springfield 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston, .... 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, Boston, . 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston, 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill 

Hale House Association, Boston, 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield, 
Harriet Tubman House, Inc., Boston, .... 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill, 
Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill, . 
Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhil 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston, . 
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The, Boston, 

Hebrew Industrial School, Boston, 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River, 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 253 

COKPORATK Name, HAGK 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford, Massachusetts, New 

Bedford, 173 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston, 50 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston, 51 

Helen Weld House Association, Boston, 51 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket, . . . . . . . 170 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston, . 52 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, Cambridge, 120 

Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The, Holyoke, 146 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke, • . 146 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke, 147 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston, 52 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston, ' 5:; 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton, . . 186 

Home for Aged Men, Boston, 53 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham, . . 139 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, Worcester, 228 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Mil ford 167 

Home for Aged People, Fall River, 132 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere 196 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham, 213 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester, 224 

Home for Aged Women, Boston 54 

Home for Aged Women, Worcester, . 229 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn, 225 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children of Boston, Boston, .... 54 

Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary, Boston, 55 

Horace Smith Fund, The, Springfield, 208 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston, 55 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston, 56 

House of the Good Shepherd, Boston, 56 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield, 190 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston, 57 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, . . 57 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston, 58 

Huntress Home, Gloucester, 142 

Immigrants' Home, Boston, .......... 58 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Massachusetts, The, 

Boston, 59 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence, .... 149 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston, . . 59 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield, 208 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston, ... 59 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston, 60 

Ingleside Corporation, Revere, 196 

Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester, . . . 229 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston, 61 

Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston, 61 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston, 62 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston, 62 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston, .... 62 

John Howard Industrial I [ome, Boston, 68 

Jordan Hospital, The, Plymouth, 192 

King's Daughters and Son-, Home for the Aged in Norfolk Co., Norfolk, . L86 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston, 63 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston (>"- 



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Corporate Name. 
Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston 
Ladies' Benevolent Society, The, Fairhaven, 
Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury, 
Ladies' Charitable Society of Arnesbury, Amesbury, 
Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford 
Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea, . 
Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, Lowell, . 
Ladies' Hebrew Council, The, Lawrence, 
Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lowell, 
Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 
Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston, ..... 

Ladies' Unity Club, Boston, 

Lamson Home, The, Cambridge, ..... 
Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence, 
Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester, . 
Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham, . 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston, 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster, 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster, 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington, 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston 

Lincoln House Association, Boston, 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester, 

Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell, 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell, 

Lowell General Hospital, The, Lowell, . 

Lowell Humane Society, The, Lowell, . 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, The, Boston, 

Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated, The, Avon, 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn, . 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn, 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn, .... 

Maiden Boys' Club, The, Maiden, . 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden, 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden, ... 

Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden, 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston, 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead, 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick, 

Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, 

Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind 

Boston, 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston, 
Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 
Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston, 
Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston, 
Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, Boston, 
Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 
Massachusetts Health Company, Boston, 
Masachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, Boston, 
Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston, 
Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston, . 
Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston, 
Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston, 



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CoKPoiiATE Name. 
Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston, . 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston, 
Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford, . 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose, 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, Worcester, .... 

Memorial Trust, The, Boston, 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield, 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston, 

Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The, Chelsea, . 

Milford Hospital, Milford, 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorporated, East Bridgewater, 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, Milton, 

Monday Club of Maiden, The, Maiden, 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough, . 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, Boston, 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, Needham, 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, Boston, 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Boston, .... 

Musicians' Aid Society, Boston 

National Boys' Club Association, Springfield, .... 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy, 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, The, Boston, .... 

New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford, 

New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford, 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford 

New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford, .... 

New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford, 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford, .... 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford, 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport, ..... 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, The, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport, 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, .... 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The. Boston, 

New England Deaconess Association. Boston, 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, 

New England Helping Hand Society, Boston, 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, The, Everett. 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston, 

NVw England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly, 

New England Moral Reform Society, Boston, 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park, 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association. Stoinhani, 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston, 

Newton District Nursing Association, Newton, 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton, 

Newton Hospital, Newton, 

Nickerson Home for Children, Boston, . 

Nortli Adams Hospital, North Adams, . 
North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, 
North End Diet Kitohen, Boston, .... 



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Corporate Name. 
North End Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, . 
Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Association, Northfield, 
North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester, 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell, 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill, 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea, 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly, 

Olette Relief Association, Boston, .... 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston, 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Springfield 

Mass., The, Springfield, 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, . 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The, Salem 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth, 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, . 
Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy, 
Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading, . 
Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow, 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston, 

Refuge in the City of Boston, The, Boston, . 

Relief Association, The, Nantucket, 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, Massachusetts, The, Fall River, 

Rindge Hospital, The, Cambridge, 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston, 

Robert Treat Paine Association, The, Boston, 

Rockport Hospital Association, The, Rockport, 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston, ... 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston, 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston 

Roxbury Homa'opathic Dispensary, Boston, . 

Roxbury House Association, Boston, ... 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston, 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea, 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, The, Boston, 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy, .... 

Saint Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Worcester 

Saint Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River, 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston, . 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell, 

St. Joseph's Home, Boston, 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury, 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River, 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston, . 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford, 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford, . 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell, .... 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston, 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem, .... 

Salem Hospital, Salem, 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem 
Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, The, Boston, 
Samaritan Society, The, Salem, 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 257 

COBPOBATB Namk. 1'AGK 

S;ir;ih Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, Medford, ... 165 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston, 92 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem, 202 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River, . 138 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon, 203 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston, 93 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell, 157 

Sherman Rest Home, The, Chicopee, 124 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Westtield, . . 223 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The, Holyoke, ... 147 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, Boston, 93 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston, ... 94 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston, 94 

Society of Saint Margaret, Boston, 94 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, The, Bos- 
ton, 95 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston, ... 95 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, . 204 

Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville, 204 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville 205 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Somerville, .... 205 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill 145 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston, 95 

South End Day Nursery, Boston, 96 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston, 96 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston, 96 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston, 97 

South End House Association, The, Boston, 

South End Industrial School, Boston, 98 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer, 206 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield, 210 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield, 210 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield, . . 211 

Springfield Hospital, The, Springfield 211 

Springfield Rescue Mission, The, Springfield, 212 

Students' Home Association, Boston, 98 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston, 98 

Sunny Bank Home, Watertown 221 

Snnnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston, 99 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody, 189 

Swift Charity, Milton, 169 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston, 99 

Symmes Arlington Hospital. Arlington, ....... 5 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East P.ixton, Boston, . . . 99 

Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton, .... 216 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton, 216 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton, 216 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham, . . . 126 
Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester, .... 

Temporary "Home for Working Women, Boston 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, Lowell 167 

Thomas Morgan Botch, Jr., Memorial Hospital for Infants, Boston, . . 100 

Tremont Dispensary, The, Boston K>1 

Trinity Dispensary, Boston, . . 101 

Trustees Of the Aver Home, Lowell 

Trustees of the Carleton Home, Georgetown, 14<» 



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Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster, 
Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston, .... 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, Boston, 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, Boston 
Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford, .... 
Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Sup 

port of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, Boston, 
Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield, 
Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston, . 
Trustees of St. Stephen's Settlement in Boston, The, Boston 
Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea, 
Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, Boston, 
Union Benevolent Society, The, Nantucket, . 
Union for Good Works, New Bedford, .... 
Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 

Union Hospital, Lynn, 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The, Fall River, . 
Union Relief Association, Springfield, .... 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston, 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston, . 

United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers 

Boston, 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, . . 
Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury, . 
Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville. Somerville, 
Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield, 
Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton, 
Waltham Baby Hospital, The, Waltham, 
Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham, 
Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, Waltham, 
Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham, 

Waltham Hospital, Waltham, 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham, 
Washingtonian Home, Boston, . . 
Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville, 
Watertown Associated Charities, Watertown, 
Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown, . 
Wells Memorial Association, Boston, .... 

Wentworth Institute, Boston, 

Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield, 
Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, 
West End Gemilath Chesed Association, Boston, . 
Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield, 
Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield, 
White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Boston, 
Widows' Society of Boston, The, Boston, 

Willard Hospital, Bedford, 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons 

The, Boston, 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, Winchendon, 
Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston, 
Winchester Visiting Nurse Association, Winchester, 

Winning Home, Woburn, 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, Boston 

Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of/the 

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Corporate Name. 

Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester, .... 
Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester, 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, . 
Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester, . 
Worcester Employment Society, The, Worcester, . 
Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, 
Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester, 
Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester, 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester, 
Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester, 

Workers' Guild, The, Boston 

Working Boys' Home, Boston, 

Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston, 
Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston, 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford, 
Young Travellers' Aid Society, The, Boston, 



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The City and Town Almshouses 



The Pauper Abstract 



THE CITY AND TOWN ALMSHOUSES. 



Laws relating to Almshouses. 

The laws relating to almshouses, so far as the State Board of 
Charity is concerned, are in substance as follows : — 

The State Board of Charity is required to visit all city and 
town almshouses, and to include in its Annual Report a state- 
ment of their condition and management, with its suggestions 
and recommendations relative thereto. (Revised Laws, chap. 
84, sect. 5.) 

The only children who can be lawfully supported in a city 
or town almshouse for a period of more than two months are: 
(1) those who are so defective in body or mind as to make 
their retention in an almshouse desirable; (2) those who are 
under two years of age; (3) those who are under five years of 
age, w T ith mothers who are almshouse inmates and suitable per- 
sons to aid in taking care of them. In cases of failure of Over- 
seers of the Poor to remove children illegally in almshouses, 
the State Board of Charity is required to remove them and 
provide for them otherwise, at the expense of the city or town 
concerned. (Revised Laws, chap. 81, sect. 6; Acts of 1905, 
chap. 303.) 

Provision is made that tramps and vagrants, as well as crim- 
inals, shall be confined in separate and distinct quarters in all 
almshouses, and shall not be permitted to associate or communi- 
cate with the pauper inmates. (Acts of 1905, chap. 348.) 
Almshouse officials knowingly violating this law are liable to 
be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. (Acts of 1904, chap. 274.) 

The State Board of Charity is authorized to advise with and 
assist Overseers of the Poor in the preparation of plana for 
almshouse buildings. (Acts of 1905, chap. I 1 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Each master or warden of an almshouse is required to keep 
a register of all almshouse inmates, in a form prescribed by the 
State Board of Charity, and to submit it to the Overseers of the 
Poor at their request. (Revised Laws, chap. 30, sect. 17.) 

Inspection of Almshouses. 

In addition to visits made from time to time by committees 
and individual members of the Board, it is the duty of the 
Board's inspector to make a regular yearly inspection of all the 
almshouses, and also to visit them at such other times as cir- 
cumstances may require, with reference to unsatisfactory condi- 
tions, new buildings and repairing of old ones and preparation 
of plans in connection therewith, complaints of inmates, and 
other matters of importance. Under the law requiring all 
pauper children supported by cities and towns to be visited by 
the State Board of Charity (Revised Laws, chap. 86, sect. 50), 
the inspector visits and reports on all children in almshouses. 
Added to these visits are frequent calls upon the chairman and 
other members of the local overseers of the poor. The inspec- 
tor's reports are made monthly to the Board's Committee on 
Almshouses, and special reports are presented as occasion may 
demand. 

It is from the inspector's reports that the abstracts are made 
which here follow. They consist largely of dry details, but they 
are carefully scrutinized by the local authorities, and there can 
be no question that their annual publication enhances the value 
of the visitation, and acts in a great degree both as a pre- 
ventive of unsatisfactory conditions, and as an incentive to 
improvement in management and general betterment. 

The Work of the Volunteer Visitors. 
Less than two years ago the Board instituted the system of 
appointing women as unpaid almshouse visitors in as many of 
the almshouse towns as practicable; and visitors are now under 
appointment for more than half of the almshouses. It is in- 
tended to secure for this purpose women of experience, tact, 
and good judgment, who are interested in the work and are 
glad to undertake it for its own sake. The visitors are 2:iven 



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to understand that their duty is primarily missionary service 
in the best sense of the term, — that is, a system of friendly 
intercourse with the inmates by persons who have a sincere 
interest in their welfare and an unselfish desire to aid and 
comfort them. They are also advised that, in addition to this 
service, it is hoped to obtain, by opportune inquiry on the part 
of the visitor, some knowledge of conditions and causes of pov- 
erty which cannot easily be secured in any other way. It is 
impressed upon the visitors that it is of the utmost importance 
that they act in harmony with the Overseers of the Poor, con- 
sulting and cooperating with them so far as practicable, and, 
if possible, in however small degree, sharing and lightening the 
exacting and laborious duties of these officials. They are en- 
joined to report, unreservedly, any instances of mal-administra- 
tion which may come to their notice. They are expected to 
make at least two regular reports to the Board in each year 
and special reports at such times as may seem desirable. Occa- 
sional meetings of the visitors are held, at which an oppor- 
tunity is afforded for interchange of views and the receiving of 
advice. 

From a large number of the visitors interesting and valuable 
reports have been received, on matters relating to the manage- 
ment of the almshouses and the character of the inmate?. 
Without specifying the visitors or the almshouses concerned, a 
summary of leading points in these reports is here presented. 

In the matter of the relations between the management and the 
inmates, with a few marked exceptions, the reports agree in very 
satisfactory statements. Such phrases as the following occur: 
Inmates happy; matron excellent, all like her. . . . Matron 
possesses much tact; pleasant relations between her and in- 
mates. . . . Cordial relations between matron and inmates; 
sick and weak-minded greet her as a friend. . . . All like 
matron. . . . Inmates on friendly terms with matron. . . . 
[nmates very fond of matron. . . . Inmates say pleasant 
things about matron. . . . Inmates attached to warden and 
matron; atmosphere conducive to peace and kindness. . . . 
Management kind and firm. . . . Inmates speak of good care 
of matron. . . . Matron and warden kind and carefuL . . . 
All love and obey matron, who is a natural nurse, firm and 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

tender-hearted. . . . Matron a motherly, whole-souled woman ; 
inmates have only words of praise for her. . . . Matron with 
young infant, very intelligent and attractive; inmates very 
fond of her; say they never had a cross word from her. . . . 
As an exception to these statements may be cited the following: 
Warden rough and coarse, but a good farmer; wife young and 
inexperienced; little personal care of inmates, except in ex- 
treme illness. 

In nearly all cases the visitors appear to have placed them- 
selves on the desired footing with the management. For in- 
stance, there are reports such as these: Pleasantly received by 
matron. . . . Matron pleasant and obliging; welcomes inspec- 
tion. . . . Matron welcomed me warmly. . . . Am made 
very welcome. . . . Have known matron and warden for thir- 
teen years. . . . Was met cordially by matron. On the other 
hand may be noted instances of a different state of affairs, as, 
for example: Matron not cordial; I am allowed to see only 
such parts of institution as attendant shows. . . . Matron never 
sees us. 

While friendly relations between visitors and Overseers of 
the Poor may not be satisfactorily established in all instances, 
there is evidence from the reports that this has very generally 
been accomplished. For example: Chairman of Overseers very 
courteous, glad of suggestions, and thinks visits cannot fail to 
be beneficial. . . . One of the Overseers was glad to have a 
woman visitor; says she is a better judge of some needs than a 
man. . . . Mayor and city almoner heartily cooperate with 
me. . . . Chairman of Overseers a personal friend. 

Tangible results of visitation are not readily stated; they 
can be largely inferred, however, from the following items: 
Have carried magazines and newspapers. . . . Secretary of 
Cheerful Letter Society will help supply magazines and papers. 
. . . Visited with a friend, who carried tobacco and candy. 
. . . Am trying to supply later magazines. . . . Have car- 
ried books and papers. . . . Am collecting illustrated maga- 
zines for inmates. . . . Have supplied matron with old linen 
and cotton for emergency cases; also with pictures, and calico 
for patchwork. . . . Many unable to read from lack of glasses ; 
I have asked for these from friends, and there will soon be an 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 7 

ample supply. ... At every visit I carry reading, flowers, 
etc. . . . Carry magazines, material for work, etc. . . . On 
Christmas, with members of club, carry gifts for all inmates. 
. . . Took seeds for inmates to plant in yard. . . . Pupils 
of my school carry fruit and candy at Christmas. . . . Have 
arranged for monthly visits by members of Woman's Club. . . . 
Am doubly paid for each visit made. I am told they talk of 
one visit till I come again. . . . Have induced a mother to 
keep her infant, born in almshouse, instead of giving it up to 
State ; and have found places for two boys. 

The visitors report relatives of inmates who are able to sup- 
port them in a number of instances. Many visitors make care- 
ful statements with regard to individual inmates, their age, 
general condition, apparent causes of poverty, etc. ; but these 
are not sufficiently numerous or exact to admit of any satisfac- 
tory deductions. The following general items may be noted: 
Yard made attractive with flowers. . . . An ideal almshouse. 
. . . All glad to work, as far as they can. . . . An abundant 
meal being served. . . . Beautiful grounds ; approach attract- 
ive with flowers; air contaminated by garbage, kitchen full of 
flies. Sunday evening services in winter, fortnightly entertain- 
ments by outsiders. ... A reading-room being suggested by 
matron, an inmate, who is a carpenter, constructed a very pleas- 
ant apartment out of an unused room, two closets, and a small 
piazza. Books and magazines have been supplied, and inmates 
are greatly pleased. . . . Different churches hold Sunday even- 
ing services. . . . Matron has a large supply of canned fruit 
and preserves prepared by herself. . . . Girls' Friendly So- 
ciety makes visits; occasionally Episcopal rector visits with 
choir boys. . . . Flowers in windows ; food excellent and 
abundant. (Weekly bill of fare given.) . . . Great advan- 
tage to almshouse that one of the Overseers of the Poor is a 
woman. . . . Three hundred visits from friends, relatives, and 
towns-people during year. . . . Catholic inmates can attend 
services at a Home near by ; Protestants have no such privilege. 
. . . Go about freely. Flowers on lawn. Special piazzas for 
inmates; services in dining-room every Sunday. . . . Inmates 
allowed to go about town, and twice a week receive callers. . . . 
Sunday services every other Sunday, for Protestants only. . . . 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Overseers do not send any one to almshouse if private assistance 
can be obtained. . . . Almshouse cheery, grounds delightful; 
flowers, vine-covered piazzas; magazines, photographs, etc. . . . 
Inmates take great interest in each other; each invalid has a 
self-appointed nurse. . . . Religious services attempted, but 
without success. . . . Little reading matter or entertainment ; 
attendants too few in number, and inefficient; small, unattract- 
ive yard for women; no flowers, no piazza. . . . Beautiful 
situation and surroundings, like a private residence. Wives 
of Overseers and ladies from churches visit almshouse. . . . 
Some inmates leave and work for themselves in summer, but 
generally spend their money foolishly and return dirty and 
ragged. Special room for sick. Clothes from laundry seemed 
white and clean. Xo religious services. Food good and abun- 
dant. (Menu given.) . . . 

Construction. 
Of the 202 almshouses, 168 have buildings wholly of wood, 
19 of brick, 1 of stone, and 14 of different kinds of construc- 
tion. In 146 almshouses one or more sitting-rooms are pro- 
vided for the use of the inmates; the other 56 have no sitting- 
rooms. There are in all a total of 3,802 sleeping-rooms and 86 
wards or dormitories. In 128 there are fully equipped bath- 
rooms, 7 having a total of 15 shower-baths also; in 24 the 
bath-rooms are partly equipped, and 50 have no bath-rooms. 
In 124 there are water-closets. In 15 the heating is by hot 
water, in 100 by steam, in 14 by hot air, in 61 by stoves, and 
in 12 by a combination of two or more of these methods. Oil 
furnishes light for 155, electricity for 39, gas for 5, gas and 
electricity for 2, and oil and candles for 1. In 51 fire-escapes 
are provided, as well as other means of protection against danger 
from fire; 4 have fire-escapes, but no other fire protection; 108 
have no fire-escapes, but are provided with other fire protection ; 
and 39 have neither fire-escapes nor other fire protection. 

Management. 
In nearly all the almshouses the direct management is in the 
hands of a warden and matron, whose combined salaries aver- 
age about $542, in addition to board and lodging. In the fol- 



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lowing towns the almshouses are managed by a matron alone: 
Boxford, Charlestown, Carver, Dana, Mattapoisett, Province- 
town, and Richmond ; and in Southbridge by a warden alone. 
One or more assistants are employed in a large majority of 
es, and these are generally paid by the town, but in a few 
cases by the warden. Sometimes the warden is expected to per- 
form other services for the municipality, without extra com- 
pensation. The greatest length of service in any one place is 
that of Barnstable and "Waltham, where the warden and matron 
have served for 25 years; in Wakefield there has been a like 
service of 24 years; in Concord of 23 ; in Lexington, Plymouth, 
and Somerset, of 22 ; in Lee and Pittsfield, of 21 ; in Water- 
town, of 20; in Haverhill, of 19; in Manchester, of 18; and in 
llingham and Xewburyport, of 16 years. 

Inmates. 
The whole number of inmates of all the almshouses at the 
time of visitation was 4,428, viz., 2,474 men, 1,821 women, 
and 133 children, — i.e., persons under 21 years of age; the 
largest number in any one almshouse being 751, — in Boston 
(Long Island), and the smallest, 1. Among the other large 
almshouses may be mentioned Lowell, with 345 inmates ; Law- 
rence, with 199; Fall River, with 232; Worcester, with 154; 
Holyoke, with 134; and Haverhill, with 110. The ages of the 
inmates were as follows: 39 under 2; 27 between 2 and 5; 40 
between 5 and 15; 27 between 15 and 21; 149 between 21 and 
30; 307 between 30 and 40; 537 between 40 and 50; 777 be- 
tween 50 and 60; 1,086 between 60 and 70; 976 between 70 
and 80; 408 between 80 and 90; 55 between 90 and 100. In 
58 of the almshouses there was a complete separation of the 
sexes; in 50 there was no separation; in 35 they were separated 
except at meals; in 26 at night only; in 28 the inmates were all 
of one sex; in 4 there were no inmates; in 1 the separation was 
complete except that the sitthur-room was used in common. Of 
the whole number of inmate-, viz.. 4,428, 3,852 were reported 
a- permanent and 576 as temporary; and 2,244 had relati 
in town. 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Defective Conditions. 
In about a score of towns unsatisfactory conditions were noted 
by the inspector and reported to the Board. These related 
chiefly to such matters as insufficient heating facilities, inade- 
quate water supply, need of repairs, absence of provision against 
danger from fire, and lack of proper bathing conveniences. The 
following cities and towns may be mentioned in this connec- 
tion: Agawam, Amherst, Carlisle, Hardwick, Haverhill, Hop- 
kinton, Medfield, North Reading, Rehoboth, Sutton, Tyngsbor- 
ough, Warren, West Boylston, and Woburn. In every instance 
the attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called to the 
matter without delay, and, with very few exceptions, these offi- 
cials were prompt in arranging for a remedy of the defects 
complained of, either by availing themselves of funds at their 
disposal, or by urging the voters to make a special appropria- 
tion at the next regular town meeting or at an extra meeting 
held for the purpose. 

Improvements. 
In an unusually large number of almshouses improvements 
of different kinds have been made during the year, — in many 
cases in consequence of suggestions from the Board, and in 
others by voluntary action on the part of the local authorities. 
Some of these improvements have consisted of papering and 
painting only, but in many cases more important renovations 
have been effected. Ayer, Falmouth, Hardwick, Hopkinton, 
Provincetown, West Boylston, Westfield, and Wrentham have 
either established or made provision for new heating systems; 
Brockton has spent a considerable amount on a new pantry, 
milk-house, etc. ; Oxford has made extensive general improve- 
ments; Pittsfield has provided a new bath-room; Maynard has 
a new bath-room and water-closet; and at Long Island there 
are a new dining-room for women, new toilet-rooms, and other 
improvements. In Cohasset, Framingham, and North Brook- 
field new almshouses have been built. Other places to be noted 
under this head are : Acton, Adams, Ashfield, Barnstable, Barre, 
Belchertown, Beverly, Cambridge, Canton, Chelmsford, Dud- 
ley, Easthampton, Holyoke, Milton, Rowley, Seekonk, Sharon, 
Townsend, Weymouth, and Wilmington. 



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Almshouse Plans. 
Under the law providing for consultation of the local authori- 
ties with the Board in the matter of almshouse plans, the in- 
spector has advised with the Overseers of the Poor of Beverly, 
Carlisle, Cohasset, Dennis, Fall River, Foxborough, Framing- 
ham, Haverhill, Lee, Lowell, Marshfield, Medfield, North 
Brookfield, Taunton, Warren, and Woburn. The Board is of 
the opinion that the wishes of Overseers of the Poor would be 
met, and better results accomplished, by a change in the law 
making it mandatory upon town officials about to rebuild or 
remodel their almshouses to have plans for such construction 
approved by the State Board of Charity; and an amendment 
of the law to this effect is here recommended. 

Bathing. 

In 184 almshouses weekly bathing was required, in 8 was 
not required, in 4 was required in summer only; in 3 the 
bathing was fortnightly, in 1 once in three weeks, in 1 weekly 
in summer and fortnightly in winter, and in 1 only occasion- 
ally. 

Labor. 

In 20 of the almshouses the inmates performed no labor. In 
182 a total of 1,447 inmates did work of different kinds in the 
house and other buildings, and on the farm. This work was 
often light and not continuous, but in many cases it was of 
such a nature as to be of material value. 

Defectives. 
In 181 almshouses there was a total of 993 defective inmates, 
of whom 37 wore reported as insane, 265 idiotic, 50 epileptic, 
495 cripples, 109 blind, 4 deaf and dumb, 1 feeble-minded, 12 
idiotic and crippled, 8 feeble-minded and crippled, 5 epileptic 
and crippled, 4 blind and crippled, 1 insane and epileptic, 1 
blind and epileptic, 1 blind and idiotic. The patients reported 
as insane or idiotic were nearly all of the quiet and harmless 
class; but a few cases of a more Berious nature were reported 
to the Board of Insanity, and tlie majority of them were com- 
mitted to hospitals for the insane at the instance of that Board. 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Consumptives. 
There were 189 consumptive patients found in 24 almshouses, 
as follows : Adams, 1 ; Amesbury, 2 ; Attleborough, 2 ; Boston 
(Long Island), 115; Charlton, 1; Chicopee, 1; Easthampton, 
1 , Fall River, 7 ; Grot on, 1 ; Holyoke, 10 ; Lawrence, 9 ; Lowell, 
10; Maiden, 1; JS T ew Bedford, 1; Pittsfield, 1; Plymouth, 1; 
Rockland, 1 ; Salem, 1 ; Sherborn, 1 ; Springfield, 4 ; Taunton, 
5 ; Warren, 2 ; Weymouth, 2 ; Worcester, 9. It was reported 
that in Boston (Long Island), Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, 
Lowell, New Bedford, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, and Worces- 
ter, these patients were receiving special treatment and diet; 
that in Adams, Amesbury, Charlton, Chicopee, Easthampton, 
Groton, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Rockland, Sherborn, Warren, 
and Weymouth, they received no special treatment or diet ; and 
that in Attleborough and Maiden they received special treat- 
ment but no special diet. The Board has strongly advised the 
management of almshouses caring for consumptives that this 
class of inmates receive in all cases special treatment and diet, 
and also that they be kept entirely separate from the other in- 
mates. Legislation to this effect may be desirable. 

Vagrants. 
Of the whole number of almshouses, 61 received and cared 
for a total of 7,900 vagrants during the year, this being 28 
almshouses less than the year before, and 15,441 vagrants 
less than the year before. The largest number of vagrants so 
cared for was 1,862, at Lowell; and the smallest, 2, at Spencer 
and Sterling. In 28 almshouses they were required to work, 
and in 30 they were not so required. In 4 instances they were 
fed only, and in the remaining 57 they were fed and lodged. In 
all but 2 cases they were wholly separated from other inmates, 
as the law requires, and in these 2, as soon as the attention 
of the Overseers of the Poor was called to the matter, provi- 
sion was made for the separation. The extraordinary reduc- 
tion in the number of the vagrants is due to various causes, but 
chiefly, no doubt, to the operation of the law requiring the entire 
separation of this class of paupers from other inmates, under 



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penalty of fine or imprisonment or both. To effect the separa- 
tion required would demand in most cases such enlargement 
and reconstruction of the almshouse as the town officials were 
rarely ready to make; and so, as the readiest solution of the 
difficulty, they have simply refused to receive and care for 
vagrants in the almshouse. 



Here follow abstracts of the inspector's reports. 
Acton. Population, 2,089. 

Inspected July 12, 1906. 

Warden, Moses Thompson; matron, Mrs. Thompson; salary, 
$375; served here eleven years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,038.27; net, $632.52. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Xo sitting- 
room; seven sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water- 
closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo sepa- 
ration of sexes. Four inmates; two men and two women. One 
man does a little work in house. Ages: one between 40 and 50; 
two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates 
permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man a cripple. 
Xinety acres of land; eight acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. General repairs in progress. 

Adams. Population, 12,486. 

Inspected September 18, 1906. 

Warden, Frank G. Warren; matron, Mrs. Warren; salary, $750; 
served here one and one-half years. Warden also has charge of 
town garbage collection, with an additional compensation of * 1,000. 
Three assistants, a man and a woman, and occasionally an extra 
man, paid by town: also one assistant, a man. paid by warden. Total 
annual cost, $2,987.51; net, $2,515.50. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection; also a one-story 
wooden building for men. Two sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping- 
rooms, with twenty beds. Two bath-rooms, with hoi and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets: one privy. 
Heating by steam. lighting by oil. Complete separation of b< 
except at meals. Eighteen inmates; eight men and ten women. 
Two men work on farm; four women do housework, and two sew. 



14 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; two between 
50 and 60; six between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; three 
between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates perma- 
nent. Sixteen have relatives in town. One man and three women 
idiotic; one man and one woman epileptic; three women cripples; 
one man idiotic and a cripple. One consumptive, without special 
treatment or diet. One hundred and sixty acres of land; five acres 
ploughed ; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Some recent repairs have been 
made. 

Agawam. Population, 2,795. 

Inspected September 20, 1906. 

Warden, Charles W. Thayer; matron, Mrs. Thayer; salary, $275; 
served here one and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $896.98; net, $290.23. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection. One sitting-room; five sleeping-rooms, 
with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No 
separation of sexes. Seven inmates; six men and one woman. One 
man saws wood, one does general work, four do light chores; the 
woman does light housework and sews. Ages : one between 40 and 
50 ; two between 60 and 70 ; four between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent. None have relatives in town. One man a cripple. 
Twelve acres of land; five acres ploughed; ten acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Of the 
inmates, three belong to Agawam, two are boarded by West Spring- 
field, one by East Longmeadow, and one by Longmeadow. The 
attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called to certain defects, 
— more especially to the dangerous condition of some of the floors, 
and also to the presence of vermin in two of the rooms. They re- 
plied, under date of November 9, that repairs had been made, and 
the vermin exterminated. 

Amesbury. Population, 8,840. 

Inspected January 16, 1906. 

Warden, Fred J. Hooper, served here one year; matron, Mrs. 
Hooper, served here seven years; salary, $700. Warden also de- 
livers wood and coal to outside poor, without extra compensa- 
tion. Two assistants, women, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$3,656.21; net, $2,937.39. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. One sitting-room (used as a 
smoking-room) ; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets. Heating by hot water; Lighting by oil. Com- 



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plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-seven inmates; 
seventeen men and ten women. Three men and one woman do 
light work. Ages : three between 21 and 30 ; two between 30 and 40 ; 
two between 40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; eight between 60 
and TO; five between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90; one be- 
tween 90 and 100. Twenty-five inmates permanent; two temporary. 
One has relatives in town. Two men and one woman idiotic; two 
men cripples; one woman blind. Two consumptives, men, without 
special treatment or diet. Sixty acres of land ; eight acres ploughed ; 
twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Amherst. Population, 5,313. 

Inspected October 16, 1906. 

Warden, Fred Young; matron, Mrs. Young; salary, $400; served 
here seven months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,537.50; net, $634.14. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; 
ten sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. Xo bath-room. Fortnightly 
bathing insisted on. Xo water-closet; five privies. Heating by 
stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Six inmates; three men and three women. The 
men do general work; one woman works in kitchen, and one sews. 
Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; three be- 
tween 70 and 80 ; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. 
Three have relatives in town. One woman a cripple. One hun- 
dred and seventy-five acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; thirty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. The Over- 
seers of the Poor were notified of the need of a better water supply, 
and also of the absence of protection against danger from fire. 

Second visit, November 19, 1906. 

Xothing has been done towards remedying the defects com- 
plained of. 

Andoveb. Population, 6,632. 

Inspected April 24. 1906. 

Warden, George L. Burnham; matron, Mrs. Burnham : salary. 
$800; served here thirteen years. Three assistants, one man and 
two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,151.81: net, 
$2,437.34. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms; forty sleeping-rooms, with forty 
beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Two water-closets: three privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of 
inmates; nine men and six women. Three men and two women 



16 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

do light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 40 
and 50; four between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 70; four be- 
tween 70 and 80. Fourteen inmates permanent; one temporary. 
Three have relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic; 
two women cripples. Ten tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Eighty acres of 
land ; ten acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Arlington. Population, 9,668. 

Inspected December 15, 1905. 

Warden, John B. Tay; matron, Mrs. Tay; salary, $360; served 
here six years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $2,105.16; net, $1,666.40. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room; thirteen sleep- 
ing-rooms, with thirteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. 
Heating by hot water. Lighting by electricity. No separation of 
sexes. Four inmates; three men and one woman. All inmates do 
light work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 
60; two between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. Two men and one woman idiotic. Twenty-seven 
acres of land; three-quarters of an acre ploughed; one acre tilled. 
Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Ashburnham. Population, 1,851. 

Inspected December 5, 1905. 

Warden, William J. Richardson; matron, Mrs. Richardson; sal- 
ary, $420; served here five years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $1,548.05; net, $295.54. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other fire protection. No sitting-room; twelve 
sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six inmates; two men, 
three women, and one girl. The men saw wood and work around 
barn; two women and the girl do housework. Ages: one between 
5 and 15; one between 30 and 40; two between 50 and 60; two 
between 70 and 80. Four inmates permanent; two temporary. 
Five have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one woman a 
cripple. Two hundred acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; 
seventy acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed register 
kept. 



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Ashby. Population, 865. 

Inspected December 8, 1905. 

Warden, James P. Richards; matron, Mrs. Richards; salary, 
$300; served here one and one-half years. One assistant, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,274.14; net, $197.96. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Xo 
sitting-room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. Xo bath- 
room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Two 
inmates; a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one 
between 40 and 50; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates perma- 
nent. One has relatives in town. The woman idiotic and a cripple. 
One hundred and seventy-five acres of land; seven acres ploughed; 
forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Ashfield. Population, 959. 

Inspected June 14, 1906. 

Warden, Wallace Ward; matron, Mrs. Ward; salary, $300; served 
here seven }-ears. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, $1,243.52; 
net, $645.96. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. Xo sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with 
six beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water- 
closet: one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two in- 
mates; men, between 40 and 50 years of age. Both inmates perma- 
nent. Both have relatives in town. One works on farm. One 
idiotic. One hundred and twenty acres of land ; two acres ploughed ; 
seventeen acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register 
kept. Over $200 recently expended on repairs. 

Ashland. Population, 1,597. 

Inspected March 9, 1906. 

Warden, John A. Simpson; matron, Mrs. Simpson; salary, $400; 
served here nine days. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,852,26; net, $1,776.36. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
One sitting-room, not in use (a detached work-shop serving the 
purpose of a sitting-room for men) ; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with 
thirteen beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo 
water-closet; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Six inmates; men. Four do light work. Ages: one between 30 
and 40; two between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one 
l>"tween 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relati 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in town. One man idiotic; two men cripples. One hundred and 
seventeen acres of land; three acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Athol. Population, 7,19?. 

Inspected May 24, 1906. 

Warden, Arthur W. Farrington; matron, Mrs. Farrington; sal- 
ary, $450; served here two months. One assistant, a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $1,794.31; net, $1,386.35. Wooden 
building, with iron fire-escapes, but having no other fire protection. 
One sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. One 
bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Sexes sepa- 
rated at night only. Fifteen inmates; nine men and six women. 
Two women do light chores. Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; one 
between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 
80; three between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All in- 
mates permanent. Thirteen have relatives in town. One man 
idiotic; one woman epileptic; one woman a cripple. One hundred 
and fifty acres of land; six acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Attleborough. Population, 12,702. 

Inspected November 24, 1905. 

Warden, Nelson Hagar; matron, Mrs. Hagar; salar}^, $400; 
served here one and three-quarters years. Two assistants, a man 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,374.07; net, 
$1,761.38. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with 
ten beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Eight inmates; seven men and one woman. One man a boarder, 
at $3.25 per week. One man works in barn, and one cares fpr 
cows. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; five 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. All have relatives in town. One man a cripple; one man 
blind. Two consumptives, a man and a woman; having special 
treatment, but no special diet. One hundred and nine acres of 
land ; forty acres ploughed ; fifty acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Auburn. Population, 2,006. 

(See Charlton.) 

Ayer. Population, 2,386. 

Inspected February 16, 1906. 

Warden, William J. Delano; matron, Mrs. Delano; salary, $500; 
served here seven years. Warden also works on town roads, with- 
out extra compensation. An occasional assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,147.93; net, $333.53. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; 
fourteen sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. One bath-room, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; 
two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Four inmates; 
men. Three do general farm and house work. Ages : two between 
21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. Two idiotic; two 
cripples. Sixty acres of land; six acres ploughed; thirty acres 
tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. In accordance with 
the Board's recommendation, a system of steam heating has been 
recently introduced, at a total expense, including certain painting 
and whitewashing, of $650. 

Barnstable. Population, 4,336. 

Inspected July 19, 1906. 

Warden, James B. Arey; matron, Mrs. Arey; salary, $400; 
served here twenty-five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,778.20; net, $1,658.05. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; fourteen sleep- 
ing-rooms, with sixteen beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Nine inmates; two men and seven women. One 
man and three women do light chores. Ages: one between 40 and 
50; three between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one between 
70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Seven 
have relatives in town. Two men and five women idiotic. Fifteen 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. Sixteen acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; 
nine acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Following the fire of last spring, some changes and 
repairs have been made. 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Barre. Population, 2,558. 

Inspected April 17, 1906. 

Warden, Edward A. Ackerman; matron, Mrs. Ackerman; salary, 
$475; served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,558.74; net, $781.08. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
One sitting-room; twenty-eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. No water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves and steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eight inmates; 
two men and six women. The men work on farm; two women 
wash dishes and iron clothes. Ages : three between 60 and 70 ; two 
between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. Two have relatives in town. One woman a cripple; one 
woman blind. Two hundred acres of land ; fourteen acres ploughed ; 
fifty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed register 
kept. The sum of $850 has been recently appropriated for the 
improvement of the water system and other matters. 

Bedford. Population, 1,208. 

Inspected December 13, 1905. 

Warden, William Thompson ; matron, Mrs. Thompson ; salary, 
$500; served here six years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,925.22 ; net, $766.32. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting- 
room (dining-room used as sitting-room) ; ten sleeping-rooms, with 
eleven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Four inmates; three men and one 
woman. One man cares for inmates' quarters. Ages : two between 
50 and 60; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. One woman 
idiotic. Ninety-four tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. No tramps since May 
9, 1905. Seventy-five acres of land; eleven acres ploughed; fifty 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Belchertown. Population, 2,088. 

Inspected September 29, 1906. 

Warden, Benjamin Freeman; matron, Mrs. Freeman; salary, 
$400; served here three years. Warden also drives town hearse 
and does some outside work, without extra compensation. Two 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 21 

assistants, a man, and a woman when necessary, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,769.97; net, $353.08. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. One bath-room, with 
cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; 
four privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation 
of sexes. Six inmates; five men and one woman. Two men do 
chores; the woman cares for inmates' dining-room and kitchen. 
Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 60 and 70; one between 
70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
None have relatives in town. One man idiotic; two men cripples. 
Five hundred acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; one hundred 
and fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Some improvements have been made in 
the way of paper, painting, etc. 

Bellingham. Population, 1,686. 

Inspected April 13, 1906. 

Warden, Emery B. Whiting ; matron, Mrs. Whiting ; salary, $400 ; 
served here five years. Warden also drives school barge, without 
extra compensation. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,071.92; net, $899.15. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. One bath-room, without 
direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No 
separation of sexes. Seven inmates; three men and four women. 
All inmates do light work. Ages: one between 40 and 50; two 
between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 
80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Five have 
relatives in town. Three women idiotic. Two hundred and eigh- 
teen acres of land; twenty-four acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Berkley. Population, 931. 

Inspected May 29, 1906. 

Warden, Frank S. Brightman; matron, Mrs. Bright-man; served 
here fifteen years. Warden pays $100 for use of farm, and cares 
for inmates at a fixed rate per week. No assistance. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; 
four sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No in- 
mates. Seventeen tramps during the year, Lodged, fed, not re- 
quired to work. One 1 mini red acres of land; six acres ploughed; 
thirty-three acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Beverly. Population, 15,223. 

Inspected April 6, 1906. 

Warden, Walter Farnum; salary, $500; served here ten years; 
matron, Mrs. Hattie B. Getchell; salary, $200; served here six 
months. Three assistants, one man and two women, paid by city. 
Total annual cost, $5,811.05; net, $4,498.36. Building of brick 
and wood, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
Also two-story building of wood, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. One sitting-room for men (women use hall-ways 
for sitting-rooms) ; twenty-nine sleeping-rooms and six hospital 
wards, with thirty-five beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eight water-closets; two priv- 
ies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes. Twenty-nine inmates; seventeen men and twelve 
women. One man works in house, two on farm, and two do light 
chores; one woman does housework, and two wash clothes. Ages: 
two between 30 and 40 ; three between 40 and «50 ; six between 50 
and 60 ; four between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80 ; seven be- 
tween 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Twenty-six inmates 
permanent; three temporary. Fourteen have relatives in town. 
Four men and two women idiotic; one woman epileptic; two men 
and three women cripples; two men blind. One nurse employed. 
Twenty-five acres of land; four acres ploughed; eighteen acres 
tilled. Chief products: hay and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Improvements in progress include the erection of a separate 
building for the use of the warden's family and other purposes. 

Billerica. Population, 2,843. 

Inspected January 18, 1906. 

Warden, Henry A. Tolman; matron, Mrs. Tolman; salary, $450; 
served here nine months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,753.36; net, $1,151.32. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection; also one-story wooden building for men. 
No sitting-room (women use dining-room for sitting-room) ; nine 
sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Eight inmates; 
two men, four women, and two boys. One man and two women do 
a little work. Ages: two between 5 and 15; one between 40 and 
50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; two between 70 and 80. Six inmates 
permanent; two temporary. Six have relatives in town. One man 
and one woman idiotic; one man and one woman cripples; one 
man blind. One hundred and eighty-six tramps during the year, 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 23 

separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two 
hours, sawing wood. One hundred acres of land; fifteen acres 
ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Blackstoxe. Population, 5,786. 

Inspected April 23, 1906. 

Warden, James Hanley; matron, Mrs. Hanley; salary, $450; 
served here two years. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, $2,357.18; 
net, $1,546.06. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms, 
with twenty-two beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Bathing required about once a month. One water-closet; two priv- 
ies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil and candles. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Twelve inmates; six men 
and six women. Five men do general work; two women work in 
kitchen, and one sews. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 
50 and 60; six between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; two 
between 80 and 90. Eleven inmates permanent; one temporary. 
All have relatives in town. One woman epileptic; two women crip- 
ples. One hundred and three acres of land; eight acres ploughed; 
forty acres tilled. Chief products : butter and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Boston. Population, 595,380. 
Long Island. 

Inspected October 12, 1906. 

Warden, James F. English; salary, $2,500; served here two 
years; resident physician, Xathan P. Thayer, M.D.; salary. $1,200; 
served here three months; matron, Ella W. Constantine; salary, 
$480; served here seven years; head nurse, Mrs. Mary A. Xorris; 
salary, $900; served here nine years. Seventy-five assistants, forty- 
eight men and twenty-seven women, paid by city, besides six in- 
ternes. Total annual' cost, $176,845.40; net, $172,643.98. Brick 
building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Building 
of wood and cement, brick hospital building, brick building for 
consumptives, brick building for laundry and power house, wooden 
building for nurses, all without fire-escapes, but having other fire 
protection. Xine sitting-rooms; eighty-two sleeping-rooms, four- 
teen dormitories, and eleven hospital wards, with eight hundred 
and seventy beds. Twenty-four bath-rooms and seven shower-baths, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Seventy- 
seven water-closets. Heating by steam. lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes. Seven hundred and fifty-one in- 



24 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

mates; three hundred and seventy men, three hundred and fifty-six 
women, fifteen boys, and ten girls. Ninety men do some work; 
sixty women do light chores, and twenty-five sew a little. Ages: 
six under 2; five between 2 and 5; ten between 5 and 15; four be- 
tween 15 and 21; twenty-eight between 21 and 30; seventy-five 
between 30 and 40; one hundred and forty-eight between 40 and 
50 ; one hundred and seventy between 50 and 60 ; one hundred and 
ninety-three between 60 and 70; eighty-two between 70 and 80; 
twenty-six between 80 and 90; four between 90 and 100. Twelve 
able-bodied men under sixty years of age. Five hundred and fifty- 
one inmates permanent; two hundred temporary. Three hundred 
and eleven have relatives in town. Fifty-five men and sixty-two 
women cripples ; six men and ten women blind ; two women cripples 
and epileptic. One hundred and fifteen consumptives, eighty men 
and thirty-five women, separated in part from other inmates, and 
receiving special diet and treatment. Fifty-nine nurses employed; 
fifty men and nine women. One hundred and sixty-seven acres of 
land; forty acres ploughed: one hundred and thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Recent improvements include a new dining-room for women, the 
remodeling of the dispensary, new toilet rooms, diet stoves in 
hospital, new sun piazza on men's hospital, etc. The consumptives' 
hospital contains fifty-four beds, for men only: for the other men 
and all the women consumptives there are no special quarters pro- 
vided. 

Charlestown. 

Inspected February 28, 1906. 

Matron, Sarah G. Weeden; salary, $1,200; served here eight 
years. Eight assistants, four men and four women, paid by city. 
Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms and a sewing-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, four 
dormitories, and two ward rooms, with one hundred and forty beds. 
Four bath-rooms, having seven tubs and a shower-bath, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Twelve water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexes, except that sitting-rooms are used by both men and women. 
One hundred and twenty-four inmates; fifty-one men and seventy- 
three women. Twenty-eight men and thirty-seven women do gen- 
eral inside and outside work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; four 
between 30 and 40 ; ten between 40 and 50 ; thirty-four between 50 
and 60; thirty-five between 60 and 70; thirty-four between 70 and 
80; five between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Two able- 
bodied men under sixty years of age. All inmates permanent. 
Eighty-six have relatives in town. One man and one woman crip- 
ples ; one man and three women blind. One nurse employed. Two 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 25 

acres of land; one and one-half acres ploughed; one and one-half 
acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Some minor improvements and repairs have been made during the 
year. 

Boxford. Population, 665. 

Inspected January 17, 1906. 

Matron, Elizabeth Cullen; salary, $500; served here three years. 
Two assistants, a man, and a woman part of the time, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,221.67; net, $732.14. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One sitting- 
room (used as a smoking-room) ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with ten 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six inmates; five men 
and one woman. Two inmates pay board, one at $1.50 and the 
other at $2.50 per week. One man cares for hens and does chores; 
the woman washes dishes. Ages: one between 30 and 40; three 
between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. Five have relatives in town. One man idiotic and a cripple. 
Thirty-nine tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred acres of land; 
eighteen acres ploughed ; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and hay. Prescribed register kept. 

Boylston. Population, 649. 

Inspected October 26, 1906. 

Warden, Fred Stark; matron, Mrs. Stark; salary, $350; served 
here one and one-half years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,255.70; net, $533.81. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room : 
nine sleeping-rooms, with three beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates; men. One does farm and 
house work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 
60. Both inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One 
idiotic. Sixty acres of land; ten acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Braintbbe. Population, 6,879. 

Inspected October 31, 1906. 

Warden, N. Allen Penniman; matron, Mrs. Penniman; salary, 
$500; served here fonr and one-half years. Two assistants, a man 
occasionally, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 



26 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

$2,179.87; net, $1,512.05. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; twenty-one 
sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Eight inmates ; four men and 
four women. One man works around barn ; one woman does house- 
work. Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; one between 60 and 70 ; two 
between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. One man a boarder, 
at $4 a week. All inmates permanent. Five have relatives in town. 
One man and one woman idiotic. Seven acres of land; three acres 
ploughed ; five acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Bridgewater. Population, 6,754. 

Inspected January 24, 1906. 

Warden, Neil J. Deering; matron, Mrs. Deering; salary, $400; 
served here eleven years. An occasional assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,465.98; net, $384.77. Wooden build- 
ing, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; seven sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Seven inmates; two men, four women, 
and one girl. The men and women do general work. Ages: 
one between 15 and 21; one between 40 and 50; four between 60 
and 70; one between 70 and 80. One able-bodied woman under 
sixty years of age. Six inmates permanent; one temporary. Two 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one woman epileptic; 
one woman a cripple. Thirty-nine tramps during the year, sepa- 
rated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work one hour, 
sawing wood. One hundred and four acres of land; six acres 
ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Brimfield. Population, 894. 

Inspected June 28, 1906. 

Warden, William E. Gilbert; matron, Mrs. Gilbert. Warden 
hires the farm for $16 a month, and cares for all inmates at $2.50 
per week each. Served here six years. No assistance. Total an- 
nual cost, $692.69; net, $692.69. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping- 
rooms, with eleven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. No water-closet; five privies. Heating by stoves and hot air. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates ; two men 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 27 

and one woman. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 30 and 
40; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. One man and one woman cripples and idiotic. 
Two hundred acres of land; ten acres ploughed; twenty-eight acres 
tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 

Brocktox. Population, 47,794. 

Inspected March 26, 1906. 

Warden. William T. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $760; 
served here one year. Warden also has charge of city garbage 
collection, with an extra compensation of $250 per annum. Four 
assistants, one man and three women, besides five men in garbage 
department, all paid by city. Total annual cost, $9,332.35; net, 
$4,001.67. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection, Xo sitting-room (men use detached building for smok- 
ing) ; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with fifty- 
five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Four water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation' of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Forty-five inmates; thirty-three men and twelve 
women. Thirteen men and four women do a little work. Ages: 
two between 30 and 40; five between 40 and 50; eight between 50 
and 60; thirteen between 60 and 70; nine between TO and 80; 
seven between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Two able- 
bodied men under sixty years of age. Thirty-three inmates perma- 
nent; twelve temporary. Thirty have relatives in town. One 
woman insane; one man idiotic; one man epileptic; one man and 
one woman cripples ; one man blind. One hundred and seven acres 
of land; fourteen acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Several im- 
provements have been made during the past year, including painting, 
new milk house and out-building, and a gasolene engine, at a total 
cost of $1,200. 

Brookfield. Population, 2,388. 

Inspected June 11, 1906. 

Warden, Samuel L. Lord; matron, Mrs. Lord; salary, $500; 
served here one year. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,373.74; net, $936.46. Wooden building, with 
wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room ; 
fourteen sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. One bath-room, sup- 
plied with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Xo separation 
of sexes. Four inmates; three men and one woman. One man 
saws wood, one cares for a small garden. Ages: two between 60 



28 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and 70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Three 
have relatives in town. Three hundred acres of land; fourteen 
acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 



Brookline. Population, 23,436. 

Inspected June 18, 1906. 

Warden, Willis W. Estes; matron, Mrs. Estes; salary, $500; 
served here seven years. Warden is also superintendent of town 
hospital, at an additional salary of $500. No assistance. Total 
annual cost, $2,357.48; net, $2,326.88. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms ; eight sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. Three bath-rooms, 
supplied with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by hot water. Lighting 
by gas. Complete separation of sexes. Eleven inmates; six men 
and five women. One man works around barn, one man does 
housework. Ages: one between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 
60; two between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; one between 
90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
One man and one woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. Ten acres 
of land; a small garden tilled. Prescribed register kept, 

Bucklaxd. Population, 1,500. 

Inspected May 25, 1906. 

Warden, Thomas Turner; matron, Mrs. Turner; salary, $350; 
served here one year. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,366.82; 
net, $720.99. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. No sitting-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, 
with nine beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, a man, between 70 and 
80 years of age, does no work, lias relatives in town. Forty acres 
of land ; six acres ploughed ; fourteen acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Burlingtox. Population, 588. 

Inspected February 1, 1906. 

Warden, Charles L. Foster; matron, Mrs. Foster; salary, $350; 
served here three years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $1,549.26; net, $379.37. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sitting-room; 



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eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, a man, between 
50 and 60 years of age, does no work, has relatives in town. One 
hundred and thirty tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, required to work if fed. Seventy-five acres of 
land; seven acres ploughed; twenty-three acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Cambridge. Population, 97,434. 

Inspected September 7, 1906. 

Warden, Charles E. Goodrow; matron, Mrs. Goodrow; salary, 
$1,500; served here three and one-half years; housekeeper, Ella 
R. Averell; salary, $312; served here three and one-half years. 
Warden also has charge of city garbage collection, without extra 
compensation. Twenty-six assistants, fourteen men and twelve 
women, besides fortv-three men in garbage department, paid by 
city. Total annual cost, $27,409.49; net, $21,043.71. Stone build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Also one- 
story hospital building of wood, and two-story brick building 
for storage. Three sitting-rooms, besides a sewing-room and a 
smoking-room; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with one hundred and 
thirty beds. Four bath-rooms and three shower-baths, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Ten water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by gas and electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Ninety-seven inmates; fifty men, forty-three 
women, two boys, and two girls. Two men work on farm and two 
in house; six women do housework. Ages: one under 2; one be- 
tween 2 and 5; two between 15 and 21; one between 21 and 30; 
four between 30 and 10; eight between 40 and 50; twenty between 
50 and 60; twenty-five between 60 and 70: twenty-nine between 70 
and 80; five between 80 and 90: one between 90 and 100. Ninety- 
three inmates permanent: four temporary. Thirty-seven have rela- 
tives in town. Two men and one woman epileptic; four men and 
sh women cripples. Four nurses employed; one man and three 
women. Twenty-three acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; 
eighteen acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. Almshouse recently painted throughout. 

Cantox. Population, 4,702. 

Inspected April 30, 1906. 

Warden. Albert F. Reynolds; served here six years; matron, 
Air-. Reynolds; Berved here two years; salary, $500. X" assist- 
ance. Total animal cost, $3,641.52; net, $2,281.23. Wooden build- 



30 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting- 
room (for men only) ; nineteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty-three 
beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Three water-closets ; one privy. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Sixteen inmates; 
eleven men and five women. Four men and two women do general 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; four 
between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. Four inmates boarded by Walpole, one by Westford, one by 
Norwood, and one, a Canton resident, by her friends. Twelve in- 
mates permanent; four temporary. Three have relatives in town. 
Two men and one woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Three hun- 
dred and seventeen tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. No tramps since October 
1, 1905. Twelve acres of land; four acres ploughed; six acres tilled. 
Chief products : butter and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Recent improvements and repairs have been made. 

Carlisle. Population, 523. 

Inspected December 13, 1905. 

Warden, Eugene S. Dodge; matron, Mrs. Dodge; salary, $400; 
served here one and three-quarters years. Warden also drives town 
team, without extra compensation. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,765.80; net, $156.63. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room 
(dining-room used as sitting-room) ; nine sleeping-rooms, with four 
beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Three inmates; two men and one woman. One 
man works around barn. Ages: two between 60 and 70; one be- 
tween 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in 
town. One man and the woman idiotic ; one man blind and a crip- 
ple. Eighty-three tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. No tramps now re- 
ceived. One hundred and fifty acres of land; ten acres ploughed; 
one hundred acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
The Overseers of the Poor were notified of certain unsatisfactory 
conditions, and it was suggested to them that either a combination 
should be made with some other town for the purpose of maintain- 
ing an almshouse in common, or else that the condition of the 
almshouse should be improved without delay. The Overseers sub- 
sequently announced their decision to make the improvements 
suggested; namely, a bath-room, a better system of heating, paint- 
ing, whitewashing, etc. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 31 



Carver. Population, 1,410. 

Inspected July 2, 1906. 

Matron, Celia Bradford; salary, $4.50 per week; served here five 
years. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, $480.85; net, $480.85. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One 
sitting-room; four sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing not insisted on. Xo water-closet ; one privy. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, a woman, 
between 80 and 90 years of age, does no work, has relatives in town, 
a cripple. Two acres of land; none ploughed; none tilled. 

Charltox. Population, 2,089. 

Inspected February 8, 1906. 

This almshouse is used in common by the towns of Auburn, 
Charlton, Holland, Leicester, and Paxton. Warden, Franklin E. 
Collins ; matron, Mrs. Collins ; salary, $500 ; served here two years. 
Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $3,503.16; net, $45.63. Wooden building, with wooden fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. Xo sitting-room (dining-room 
used as sitting-room) ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Thirteen inmates; ten men and 
three women; Auburn having one man, Charlton two men, Holland 
one man, Leicester five men and two women, and Paxton one man 
and one woman. Six men saw and split wood; three women do 
light housework. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 
and 60; four between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; two 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Seven have relative- 
in towns represented. One man and two women idiotic ; three 
men and one woman cripples. One consumptive, a man, without 
special diet or treatment. Four hundred and seventy-five tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed. re- 
quired to work one and one-half hours, doing odd jobs. Two hun- 
dred acres of land; twelve acres ploughed: seventy-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Chelmsford. Population. I/35I. 

Inspected July 10, 1906. 

Warden, Arthur P. Brown: matron. Mrs. Brown; salary. $ 
served here three years. One occasional assistant, a man. paid by 
town. Total annual cost. $2,574.21 ; net, $1,003.88. Wooden build- 



32 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sit- 
ting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Five inmates; three men and two women. One 
woman does general work. Ages : two between 60 and 70 ; two 
between TO and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. One has relatives in town. One man blind; one woman 
feeble-minded and a cripple. One hundred acres of land; fifteen 
acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. General repairs in progress. 

Chester. Population, 1,366. 

(See Huntington.) 

Chicopee. Population, 20,191. 

Inspected September 21, 1906. 

Warden, Charles E. Butler: salary, $500; matron, Mrs. Butler; 
salary, $150; served here seven years. Four assistants, one man 
and three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $5,826.39; net, 
$5,678.97. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms and a smoking-room ; twenty-three 
sleeping-rooms, with forty-six beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Nine water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. No separation of 
sexes. Twenty-eight inmates; fourteen men and fourteen women. 
Six men work on farm ; four women do light housework, and one 
sews. Ages: one between 21 and 30; three between 50 and 60; 
eight between 60 and 70; eleven between 70 and 80; four between 
80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. None 
have relatives in town. One woman insane; one woman idiotic; 
one woman epileptic. One consumptive, without special treatment 
or diet. Twenty tramps during the year, fed only. Eighteen acres 
of land: twelve acres ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Clixtox. Population, 13,105. 

Inspected December 6, 1905. 

Warden, Robert Nicholson; matron, Mrs. Nicholson; salary, 
$600; served here one year. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost," $5,295.02 ; net, $4,981.36. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms; fifty-three sleeping-rooms, with twenty-six beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 33 

Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-one inmates; ten men 
and eleven women. Three men saw wood and do chores ; six women 
do housework. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; three between 50 
and 60; seven between 60 and 70; eight between 70 and 80; two 
between 80 and 90. One able-bodied woman under 60 years of 
age. All inmates permanent. Eight have relatives in town. One 
man and two women blind. Fourteen acres of land ; a small garden 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Cohasset. Population, 2,727. 

Inspected July 13, 1906. 

Warden, George Washington Tinkham; matron, Mrs. Tinkham; 
salary, $650 : served here thirteen } T ears. Xo assistance. Total 
annual cost, $2,976.79; net, $2,415.87. Wooden building, with 
wooden fire-escapes, but having no other fire protection. Xo sit- 
ting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, 
with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water- 
closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo 
separation of sexes. Eleven inmates; eight men, two women, and 
one boy. Two men do barn chores. Ages: one between 15 and 21; 
two between 21 and 30; one between 50 and 60; two between 60 
and 70; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90; one be- 
tween 90 and 100. Ten inmates permanent; one temporary. Eight 
have relatives in town. One woman and the boy idiotic; one man 
and one woman cripples; one man blind. Twenty acres of land; 
two acres ploughed ; nine acres tilled. Chief products : milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. A new almshouse in process 
of construction at an expense of about $20,000. 

Coxcord. Population, 5.421. 

Inspected September 14, 1906. 

Warden. Andrew P. Sfaker; matron, Mrs. Maker; salary. $580; 
served here twenty-three years. Two assistants: a man. paid by 
town, and a woman, paid by warden. Total annual cost, $3,218.29 ; 
net, $1,797.28. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, or other fire 
protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets. Heating by steam. lighting by electricity. 
Xo separation of sexes. Six inmates; five men and one woman. 
Two men do a little work on farm. Ages: five between «i () and 70; 
one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives 
in town. Twenty-five tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. No tramps for BeveraJ 



34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

months past. Seventy-five acres of land; nine acres ploughed; 
seventy acres tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Conway. Population, 1,340. 

Inspected June 13, 1906. 

Warden, Albert Bush; matron, Mrs. Bush; salary, $300; served 
here three months. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,377.71; 
net, $819.75. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. No sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with six beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates, men. 
One helps on farm. Ages: two between 70 and 80. Both inmates 
permanent. Neither has relatives in town. Five tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required 
to work. One hundred and forty-nine acres of land; four acres 
ploughed ; twenty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 



Dana. Population, 763. 

Inspected June 12, 1906. 

Matron, Clara Belding; salary, $300; served here one and one- 
quarter years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,031.18; net, 
$431.02. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire pro- 
tection. No sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No 
bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; one 
privy. Heating by stoves and open fire-places. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Four inmates; three men and one woman. 
Inmates do no work. Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 
60 and 70; two between 70 and 80. Three inmates permanent; 
one temporary. Three have relatives in town. One man and the 
woman cripples. Two hundred and twenty-six acres of land; seven 
acres ploughed; seventeen acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. 

Dartmouth. Population, 3,793. 

Inspected July 21, 1906. 

Warden, Giles A. Davis; matron, Mrs. Davis; salary, $400; 
served here six years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,973.41; net, $2,531.18. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 35 

Complete separation of sexes. Fifteen inmates; seven men, six 
women, and two boys. Two men do farm work; one woman works 
in inmates' quarters, one woman sews. Ages : one under 2 ; one 
between 15 and 21; one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 
50 ; four between 50 and 60 ; four between 60 and 70 ; two between 
70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. One able-bodied inmate, a 
man, under sixty years of age. Eleven inmates permanent; four 
temporary. Fourteen have relatives in town. Three men and four 
women idiotic; one man and two women cripples. Six tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not 
required to work. One hundred acres of land ; eight acres ploughed ; 
seventy-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

Dedham. Population, 7,774. 

Inspected January 11, 1906. 

Warden, Frank N. Furlong; matron, Mrs. Furlong; salary, 
$650; served here four years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,313.67; net, $2,393.09. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets. Heating by hot water. Lighting by elec- 
tricity. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Nine in- 
mates; seven men and two women. Three men do light work. 
Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; two be- 
tween 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 
100. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One 
man and one woman idiotic. Six acres of land; three acres 
ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief products: milk and eggs. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Deerfield. Population, 2,112. 

Inspected May 24, 1906. 

Warden, Henry F. Barker; matron, Mrs. Barker; salary, $325; 
served here one month. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,180.74; net, $558.53. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. One sitting-room ; eight sleeping-rooms, with 
five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. One 
permanent inmate, a man, between 70 and 80 years of age, does 
no work, has relatives in town. One hundred acres of land; four 
acres ploughed; fifteen acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Pre- 
scribed register kept. The Overseers of the Poor were again ad- 
vised to combine with some other town or towns for the purpose 



36 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of maintaining an almshouse in common, and they replied that the 
authorities of the neighboring towns appeared to be indifferent 
regarding the matter. 

Dennis. Population, 1,998. 

Inspected July 18, 1906. 

Warden, Amos Chase; matron, Mrs. Chase; salary, $300; served 
here two years and a quarter. Warden also serves as janitor of 
town hall, without extra compensation. No assistance. Total 
annual cost, $1,778.20; net, $1,658.05. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; eleven 
sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; four men 
and one woman. One man helps in general work; the woman 
washes dishes. Ages: one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 
80; two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates 
permanent. One has relatives in town. One man idiotic ; one man 
a cripple. Eight tramps during the year, not separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Sixty acres of land; 
one acre ploughed; five acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 
In reply to a communication on the subject, the Overseers of the 
Poor promised compliance with the law requiring the separation 
of tramps from other inmates; and on November 1 they wrote that 
the required separation had been effected. 

Dighton. Population, 2,070. 

Inspected July 16, 1906. 

Warden, Edward E. Horton ; matron, Mrs. Horton ; salary, $300 ; 
served here eleven years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$978.54; net, $507.46. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but 
having other fire protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping- 
rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. No water-closet; two priv- 
ies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No inmates. Seventy- 
five acres of land; twenty-two acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk. 

Douglas. Population, 2,120. 

Inspected July 31, 1906. 

Warden, Levi A. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary. $300: 
served here four months. One assistant in summer, a man, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $1,803.33; net, $990.09. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
sitting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, with five beds. One bath-room, 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 37 

without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo 
water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Three inmates; one man and two women. 
One woman does a little sewing. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. The man and one woman cripples; one woman 
idiotic. Thirty-nine tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required . to work. One hundred and 
eighty acres of land; six acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief 
products : butter and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Dracut. Population, 3,537. 

Inspected April 26, 1906. 

Warden, Harvey W. Barnes; matron, Mrs. Barnes; salary, $400; 
served here four years. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, $3,355.64 ; 
net, $798.72. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. Xo inmates since December 20, 1905. One hundred and 
twenty acres of land; six acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Dudley. Population, 3,818. 

Inspected October 19, 1906. 

Warden, Horace G. Steere; matron, Mrs. Steere; salary, $500; 
served here three years. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,916.19; net, $1,307.82. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. One sitting-room ; fourteen sleep- 
ing-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, without direct sup- 
ply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; 
two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Six inmates; 
men. Four do chores. Ages : three between 50 and 60 ; two be- 
tween 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. One boarder, at $3.50 
per week. All inmates permanent. Five have relatives in town. 
One man idiotic; one man deaf and dumb. One consumptive, 
without special diet or treatment. Xinety acres of land ; five acres 
ploughed: twenty-two acres tilled. Chief products: milk and v 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Almshouse thoroughly renovated 
inside. 

Duxbuey. Population. 8,028. 

Inspected July 23, 1906. 

Warden, David S. Goodspeed; matron, Mrs. Goodsp 1: salary, 

$250; served here three months. No assistance. Total animal 
cost, $1,006.09; net, $1,006.09. Wooden bnilding, without fire- 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

escapes, but having other fire protection. No sitting-room; nine 
sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; one privy. 
Heating by hot air and hot water. Lighting by oil. No separa- 
tion of sexes. Four inmates; one man and three women. Inmates 
do no work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 
60; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. All have relatives in town. One man idiotic. Twenty 
acres of land; one acre ploughed; eleven acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : poultry. Prescribed register kept. 

East Bridgewater. Population, 3,169. 

Inspected June 4, 1906. 

Warden, David Pushee; matron, Mrs. Pushee; salary, $425; 
served here two years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,027.33; net, $1,777.76. Wooden building, with 
wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room 
(for men only) ; ten sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes. Six inmates; four men and two 
women. One man carries in wood and cleans barn; one woman 
does general work in house. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one 
between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. One inmate boarded. Five inmates permanent; one tempo- 
rary. Three have relatives in town. One man insane ; one woman 
idiotic; one man a cripple. One hundred and thirty-six acres of 
land; twelve acres ploughed; fifty-two acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Easthampton". Population, 6,808. 

Inspected October 16, 1906. 

Warden, Wallace Mann; matron, Mrs. Mann; salary, $600; served 
here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,141.03; net, $1,906.25. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One sitting- 
room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Bathing irregular. Two water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. 
Eight inmates ; six men and two women. One man works on farm ; 
one woman does light housework. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; 
two between 50 and 60 ; five between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Seven have relatives in town. One man insane ; one man 
idiotic; two women epileptic. One consumptive, without special 



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treatment or diet. One hundred and twenty acres of land; four- 
teen acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Interior recently papered 
and painted. 

Eastox. Population, 4,909. 

Inspected January 1, 1906. 

Warden, Charles Scott; matron, Mrs. Scott; salary, $500; served 
here four years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,496.56; net, $1,311.82, Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, 
with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Xine inmates ; three men and six women. 
One man does chores; three women do light housework. Ages: 
three between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; three between 
70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Three 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. Ninety-two tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to work two hours. Xo tramps since May 7, 1905. One hundred 
and fifty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 



Essex. Population, 1,790. 

Inspected September 11, 1906. 

Warden, Thomas H. Roberts ; matron, Mrs. Eoberts; salary, 
$450; served here seven years. Warden also acts as watchman for 
summer cottages, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a 
man and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,698.85; 
net, $644.69. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms : twelve sleeping-rooms, 
with eleven beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Six in- 
mates; three men and three women. Two men and two women do 
light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 40 and 
50; one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and TO; two between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
One woman a cripple: one woman idiotic and a cripple. Two hun- 
dred acres of land; three acres ploughed; Beventy-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



40 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Fairhaven. Population, 4,235. 

Inspected December 30, 1905. 

Warden, William H. Monk; matron, Mrs. Monk; salary, $400; 
served here ten years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,349.81; 
net, $1,132.69. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping-rooms, 
with twelve beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Four inmates; three men and one woman. One man does general 
house and farm work, and one does light chores. Ages : one between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in 
town. Two men idiotic. Fifteen acres of land; five acres ploughed; 
seven acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Fall River. Population, 105,762. 

Inspected October 10, 1906. 

Warden, Andrew J. Dolan; matron, Mrs. Dolan; salary, $1,000; 
served here two years. Twenty-three assistants, fifteen men and 
eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $26,782.13; net, 
$25,798.61. Stone building, with iron fire-escapes; wooden annex, 
without fire-escapes; brick hospital building, with iron fire-escapes; 
all having other fire protection. Main building : four sitting-rooms, 
a smoking-room, and a nursery; thirty-one sleeping-rooms and four 
dormitories, with one hundred and forty-five beds. Six bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Six water-closets ; seven privies. Annex : 
no sitting-room (large corridors used as sitting-rooms) ; eleven 
sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Five water-closets; two privies. Hospital building: 
two sitting-rooms (sun-rooms) ; five sleeping-rooms and six wards, 
with seventy-four beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Nine water-closets. Weekly bathing insisted on. All build- 
ings heated by steam and lighted by electricity. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes, except at meals. Two hundred and thirty-two in- 
mates; one hundred and four men, one hundred and seven women, 
twelve boys, and nine girls. Ten men do farm work, eight do 
chores ; twenty-eight women do general work. Ages : six under 2 ; 
four between 2 and 5; nine between 5 and 15; two between 15 and 
21; six between 21 and 30; fifty-eight between 30 and 40; thirty- 
six between 40 and 50; forty-two between 50 and 60; forty-seven 
between 60 and 70; eighteen between 70 and 80; two between 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 41 

80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. Two men and six women 
boarders. One hundred and sixty-nine inmates permanent; sixty- 
three temporary. One hundred and eighteen have relatives in town. 
One woman epileptic; fifteen men and nineteen women cripples; 
one man and one woman blind. Seven consumptives; five men 
and two women, having special treatment and diet. Eleven nurses 
employed; two men and nine women. Seventy-five acres of land; 
sixteen acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Falmouth. Population, 3,241. 

Inspected July 20, 1906. 

Warden, Herbert F. Eobbins; matron, Mrs. Eobbins; salary, 
$425; served here seven years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,567.57; net, $1,127.29. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; fourteen 
sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet; three 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Nine inmates; three men, five women, 
and one boy. Two men and the boy do chores ; two women do light 
housework. Ages: one between 15 and 21; one between 50 and 
60; three between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; two between 
80 and 90. Eight inmates permanent; one temporary. Eight have 
relatives in town. One woman and the boy idiotic; one man and 
one woman cripples. Fifteen acres of land; four acres ploughed; 
seven acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. A new heating system is being introduced, 
at a cost of $700. 

Fitchburg. Population, 33,021. 

Inspected March 21, 1906. 

Warden, Ezra Coleman ; salary, $700 ; matron, Mrs. Coleman ; 
salary, $300; served here three years. Warden also keeps and 
delivers out-door poor supplies, without extra compensation. Six 
assistants, three men and three women, paid by city. Total animal 
cost, $9,304.93; net, $8,225.96. Building of brick and wood, with 
fire-escapes of iron and wood, and other fire protection; also wooden 
annex for men. No sitting-room (corridors used for Bitting-rooms) ; 
sixty-one sleeping-rooms, with seventy-nine beds. Five bath-rooms. 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eighl 
w;i tor-closets. Heating l>v steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Fifty-six inmates; forty-one men and 
fifteen women. Sixteen men and four women do general farm and 



42 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

house work. Ages: three between 30 and 40; four between 40 
and 50; thirteen between 50 and 60; twelve between 60 and 70; 
eighteen between 70 and 80; five between 80 and 90; one between 
90 and 100. Two able-bodied men under sixty years of age. All 
inmates permanent. Twenty-seven have relatives in town. Two 
men and two women idiotic; three men and two women cripples; 
one man idiotic and a cripple. Two nurses employed. Eighty- 
nine acres of land; ten acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief 
products: hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Foxborough. Population, 3,364. 

Inspected January 26, 1906. 

Warden, Arthur Hurder; matron, Mrs. Hurder; salary, $365; 
served here nine months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,765.91; net, $339.52. Wooden 
building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. One 
sitting-room, for women only; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with four- 
teen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by stoves and hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Six in- 
mates; four men and two women. One man and one woman do a 
little housework. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 30 
and 40; one between 50 and 60; two between 70 and 80; one be- 
tween 80 and 90. Five inmates permanent; one temporary. Two 
have relatives in town. One man a cripple. One hundred and 
eight acres of land; ten acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Alms- 
house in better condition than at any time during the past six 
years. 

Framixgham. Population, 11,548. 

Inspected December 11, 1905. 

Warden, Horace A. Austin; matron, Mrs. Austin; salary, $600; 
served here ten years. Three assistants, one man and two women, 
paid by town/ Total annual cost, $4,983.57; net, $4,003.45. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protec- 
tion. Three sitting-rooms; twenty-two sleeping-rooms, with thirty- 
six beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Fifteen inmates; 
twelve men and three women. Five men do chores; one woman 
works in women's quarters. Ages: two between 21 and 30; one 
between 30 and 40; two between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 
60; two between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; two between 
80 and 90. Fourteen inmates permanent; one temporary. Six 
have relatives in town. One man idiotic : five men and two women 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 43 

cripples. Eighty acres of land; twenty acres ploughed; sixty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 
Barn, out-buildings, etc., recently destroyed by fire, and Overseers 
of the Poor are in doubt whether to rebuild or to give up the alms- 
house and provide for the poor in families. The Board has ad- 
vised them to rebuild, and continue the present method of caring 
for the poor. 

Second visit, June 20, 1906. 

The town has decided to rebuild the barn and out-buildings and 
re-stock the farm, having appropriated $7,000 for the purpose. The 
new buildings are rapidly approaching completion. 

Franklin. Population, 5,244. 

Inspected April 14, 1906. 

Warden, John J. Pushee; matron, Mrs. Pushee; salary, $500; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,057.23; net, $2,952.14. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Twelve inmates; seven men and five 
women. Three men do light chores; two women do kitchen work. 
Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 70 ; six be- 
tween 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
Seven have relatives in town. Two men and one woman idiotic. 
One hundred and five acres of land; eight acres ploughed; thirty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Freetown. Population, 1,470. 

Inspected May 29, 1906. 

Warden, Marcellus Boynton; matron, Mrs. Boynton; salary. 
$300 ; served here five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,625.17; net, $319.74. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No sitting-room; eighi sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting. by oil. 
No separation of Three inmates; two men and one woman. 

One man and (lie woman do chores. Ages: one between 50 and 
60; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One lias 
relatives in town. One man idiotic. Six tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, Lodged, fed, not required to work. 
One hundred acres of land; ton acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Gardner. Population, 12,012. 

Inspected February 15, 1906. 

Warden, Arthur B. Carr; matron, Mrs. Carr; salary $600; 
served here four years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $6,011.08; net, $3,454.86. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
One sitting-room, for women only (smoking-room in basement) ; 
nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Twenty inmates; fifteen men, four 
women, and one boy. Ages : one between 15 and 21 ; one between 
21 and 30; two between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; five 
between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. One able-bodied man under sixty years of age. Five men and 
the boy work in barn ; two men work in the house ; two women do 
light chores. Four hundred acres of land; twenty acres ploughed; 
forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Georgetown. Population, 1,840. 

Inspected January 17, 1906. 

Warden, Buel D. French; matron, Mrs. French; salary, $350; 
served here nine months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,027.30; net, $834.46. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; twelve sleep- 
ing-rooms, with eleven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Four inmates; 
three men and one woman. One man does general work. Ages: 
one between 40 and 50; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 
and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. All 
have relatives in town. One man a cripple. Forty-three tramps 
during the year, partly separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. One hundred and twenty acres of land; 
twelve acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. In reply to a com- 
munication dated March 16, 1906, regarding the association of 
tramps with other inmates, the Overseers immediately replied that 
the warden had been instructed " to arrest all tramps who can 
not give a good account of themselves, and have them brought into 
court for vagrancy. After this date what few we do put up will 
be put in an old school-house (abandoned for school purposes), 
some six hundred feet from where the paupers are." 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 45 



Gloucester. Population, 26,011. 

Inspected March 1, 1906. 

Warden, William E. McDonald; salary, $300; matron, Mrs. 
McDonald; salary, $250; served here one year. Four assistants, 
one man and three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$6,980.50; net, $6,528.31. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and 
other fire protection. One sitting-room, for women only; twenty- 
three sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; 
three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Thirty-seven inmates ; twenty-four men, 
Twelve women, and one girl. One man saws and splits wood; two 
women sew, and two scrub floors. Ages : one under 2 ; two between 
21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; two between 50 and 60; eleven 
between 60 and 70; fifteen between 70 and 80; three between 80 
and 90; one between 90 and 100. Two able-bodied men and one 
able-bodied woman under sixty years of age. Thirty-four inmates 
permanent; three temporary. Twenty-four have relatives in town. 
Two men and one woman idiotic; six men and one woman crip- 
ples; one man blind; one woman idiotic and a cripple. One nurse 
employed. Six tramps during the year, separated from other in- 
mates, lodged, fed, required to saw and split six sticks of wood each. 
Eight acres of land; three acres ploughed; five and one-half acres 
tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Grafton. Population, 5,052. 

Inspected February 7, 1906. 

Warden, George W. Follansbee; matron, Mrs. Follansbee; salary, 
$450; served here two years. Three assistants, two men and one 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,653.07 ; net, 
$2,181.93. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. One sitting-room, for men only; fifteen sleeping- 
rooms, with nineteen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night 
only. Ten inmates; seven men and three women. Four men and 
two women do general work. Ages: one between 30 and tO; two 
between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 
80; one between 80 and 90. One able-bodied man under sixty 
years of age. Seven inmates permanent : three temporary. Four 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man a cripple; 
one man blind. Two hundred acres of land ; Bixteen acre- ploughed ; 
ninety-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 



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Greenfield. Population, 9,156. 

Inspected Mar 25, 1906. 

Warden, William N". Smead ; matron, Mrs. Smead ; salary, $450 ; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,574.56; net, $1,690.99. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and two hospital 
wards, with sixteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Fortnightly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. 
Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of 
sexes, except at meals. Fifteen inmates; thirteen men and two 
women. One man works constantly on farm, one does light chores. 
Ages: four between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; six be- 
tween 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 
100. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. One 
man epileptic and a cripple. Three tramps during the year, sepa- 
rated from other inmates, fed, not required to work. One hundred 
and twenty-five acres of land; four and one-half acres ploughed, 
sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. Inmates of this almshouse are given a few 
weeks' vacation in the Spring, the time being usually spent with 
relatives. 

Greenwich. Population, 475. 

Inspected April 18, 1906. 

Warden, Fred M. Thrasher; matron, Mrs. Thrasher; salary, $300; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $768.70; 
net, $276.76. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. No sitting-room (dining-room used as sitting-room) ; 
nine sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Bathing 
irregular. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves and 
hot air. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates ; 
two men and one girl. The girl helps in housework. Ages: one 
between 15 and 21; one between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 
90. One man pays partial board. All inmates permanent. None 
have relatives in town. One man a cripple; the girl idiotic. Fif- 
teen acres of land; five and one-half acres ploughed; nine acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept, 

Groton. Population, 2,253. 

Inspected July 12, 1906. 

Warden, Louis Bosque; matron, Mrs. Bosque; salary, $450; 
served here three months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,401.60; net, $924.93. Wooden building, with 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 47 

wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; 
twelve sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Six water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Eleven inmates; six men and five women. One 
man does general farm work ; one woman scrubs floors. Ages : one 
between 30 and 40; two between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 
70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Three have relatives in town. Two men and two 
women idiotic; one woman a cripple. One consumptive, a man, 
without special diet or treatment. Two hundred and fifty acres 
of land; three and one-half acres ploughed; sixty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Groveland. Population, 2,401. 

Inspected January 15, 1906. 

Warden, Harry K. Kennett; matron, Mrs. Kennett; salary, $350; 
served here four years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,098.87; net, $1,290.08. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
One sitting-room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One 
bath-room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men and 
one woman. One man does general work. ' Ages : one between 60 
and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. Two have relatives in town. The woman a 
cripple. Sixty tramps during the year, separated from other in- 
mates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred and eight 
acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hadley. Population, 1,895. 

Inspected November 19, 1906. 

Warden, Edward F. Ryan; matron, Mrs. Ryan. Warden rents 
farm, stock, etc., and receives $2.80 per week for each inmate. 
Served here five years. One assistant, a man, paid by warden. 
Total annual cost, $1,968.28; net, $615.66. Wooden' building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
-loves. Lighting by oil. No separation 3. Two inmates; 

a man and a woman. Inmates do no work Ages: one bet? 
70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates permanent. 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Neither has relatives in town. Thirty-one acres of land; ten acres 
ploughed ; twenty-six acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. Plan of combining with other towns for the 
purpose of maintaining an almshouse in common has been con- 
sidered, and rejected. 

Hanover. Population, 2,176. 

Inspected September 13, 1906. 

Warden, John T. Moody; matron, Mrs. Moody; salary, $360; 
served here four months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,724.19; net, $863.20. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen 
sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds.. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Three inmates; 
two men and one woman. One man works on farm; the woman 
does housework. Ages: two between 60 and 70; one between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 
The woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Twenty acres of land; 
four acres ploughed ; sixteen acres tilled. Chief products : milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hanson. Population, 1,490. 

Inspected February 23, 1906. 

Warden, Chester H. Stetson; matron, Mrs. Stetson; salary, $350; 
served here two }^ears. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,450.99 ; 
net, $1,277.72. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eleven sleeping-rooms, 
with thirteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except 
at meals. Six inmates; three men and three women. Two women 
do light kitchen work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one be- 
tween 40 and 50; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 
90. Five inmates permanent; one temporary. Four have relatives 
in town. One woman epileptic; one man blind. One hundred and 
sixty-three tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. Fifty acres of land; three acres 
ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief products: hay and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 



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Hardwick. Population, 3,261. 

Inspected June 12, 1906. 

Warden, George J. Fay; matron, Mrs. Pay; salary, $350; served 
here three months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,635.75; net, $1,181.41. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. 
Fortnightly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five 
inmates, four men and one woman. Three men do light farm work. 
Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; one between 
60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. Four 
inmates permanent; one temporary. Two have relatives in town. 
One man insane. One hundred and seventy-four acres of land; 
eight acres ploughed, fifty-six acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Second visit, September 28, 1906. 

Only two stoves, in poor condition, for the use of the inmates. 
The Overseers of the Poor were advised of the necessity of intro- 
ducing better heating apparatus. They replied without delay that 
they had decided to call a town meeting with reference to the 
question of providing for the heating of the almshouse by steam 
or hot air. 

Third visit, November 15, 1906. 

On November 3 the town appropriated $1,000 to provide a new 
heating system, and the work on it will be pushed without delay. 

Harvard. Population, 1,077. 

Inspected May 23, 1906. 

Warden, Fred J. Ackerman; matron, Mrs. Ackerman; salary. 
$450; served here two years. Warden also works on town high- 
ways, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,846.11; net, $271.64. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
es. Three inmates; one man and two women. One woman does 
light work. Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; 
one between 80 and 00. All inmates permanent. All have rela- 



50 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

tives in town. One woman idiotic. One hundred and twenty acres 
of land; seven acres ploughed, forty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Harwich. Population, 2,291. 

Inspected July 18, 1906. 

Warden, Albert Hall; matron, Mrs. Hall. Warden allowed use 
of house and farm free; boards inmates at $4 per week each, 
and receives 15 cents for each tramp cared for. Served here ten 
3'ears. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,017.29; net, $1,013.29. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. Two sitting-rooms; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
No water-closet ; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Four inmates; two men and two 
women. One man does a little work for town. Ages : one between 
50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man idiotic. 
Seventeen tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, required to work. Five acres of land; two acres 
ploughed; three acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Haverhill. Population, 37,830. 

Inspected January 16, 1906. 

Warden, Lewis B. Savage; matron, Mrs. Savage; salary, $1,200; 
served here nineteen years. Warden also delivers wood to public 
institutions and out-door poor, and acts as superintendent of alms- 
house hospital, without extra compensation. Twelve assistants, 
four men and eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$26,353.77; net, $22,289.50. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; seventy-four sleep- 
ing-rooms and two hospital wards, with one hundred and forty 
beds. Six bath-rooms and one shower bath, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eighteen water-closets. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of 
sexes. One hundred and ten inmates, including sixteen in hos- 
pital wards; seventy-five men, thirty-four women, and one girl. 
Twenty-five men work around the farm and wood-yard ; eight women 
do general housework. Ages : one between 5 and 15 ; eight between 
21 and 30; seven between 30 and 40; twenty-one between 40 and 
50; twenty-one between 50 and 60; twenty-one between 60 and 70; 
twenty-six between 70 and 80; five between 80 and 90. Twenty- 
six able-bodied men under sixty years of age. Seventv inmates 



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permanent; forty temporary. Ninety have relatives in town. One 
woman epileptic; three men cripples; three men idiotic; two men 
and one woman blind. Nine nurses employed. Nurses' training 
school carried on. Two hundred acres of land ; fifty acres ploughed ; 
one hundred acres tilled. Chief products: hay and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. The attention of the Overseers of the 
Poor was called to certain questionable conditions, viz. : the estab- 
lishment of a hospital receiving paying patients, and of a training- 
school in connection with the almshouse; and more particularly the 
use of the corridor — containing sleeping inmates — as a morgue, 
and also for dissections; the custom of washing together the soiled 
clothes of the sick and the well; and the poor ventilation of the 
building. The Overseers replied with little delay that " the washing 
of the clothes of the sick and well are now done on different days; 
the use of the corridor for dissections is discontinued ; the matter of 
better ventilation will be looked into by the ' Committee on Public- 
Property ; ' and other suggestions will be followed out as soon as 
possible." 

Second visit, June 1, 1906. 

Conditions greatly improved. 

Hawley. Population, 448. 

Inspected June 15, 1906. 

Warden, Noel Barber; matron, Mrs. Barber; salary, $250; served 
here eight years. Warden also works on town roads, without extra 
compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $497.22 ; excess of 
receipts over expenditures, $19.26. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; five sleeping- 
rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Bathing irregular. No 
water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
One inmate, a man, between 60 and TO years of age, does no work, 
permanent, has no relatives in town. Three tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to 
work. One hundred and sixty acres of land: four acres ploughed: 
thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

HlNGHAli. Population, 4,819. 

Inspected October 2, 1906. 

Warden, George H. Bumford; matron. Mrs. Bnmford; salary, 
$840; served here sixteen years. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,860.16: net, $2,361.-11. Brick build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
sitting-room: twelve sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Three bath- 
rooms, witli hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insists! on. 



52 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Three water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Ten inmates; 
seven men and three women. One man does out-door work; one 
woman washes clothes of inmates. Ages: two between 30 and 40; 
one between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; five between 70 
and 80. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. 
One man and one woman epileptic; three men cripples. Sixty- 
five acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; fifty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hollaxd. Population, 151. 

(See Charlton.) 

Holliston. Population, 2,663. 

Inspected May 22, 1906. 

Warden, Henry Stone; matron, Mrs. Stone; salary, $450; served 
here two years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,184.45; net, 
$1,624.69. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. One sitting-room, for men only; eleven sleeping- 
rooms, with nineteen beds. One bath-room, with hot -and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Twelve inmates; ten men and two women. Three men do general 
work. Ages: two between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; 
six between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four have rela- 
tives in town. One man blind. Thirty acres of land; three acres 
ploughed ; twelve acres tilled. Chief products : hay and cranberries. 
Prescribed register kept. Several exterior repairs and improve- 
ments made during the past year. The Overseers of the Poor 
being advised by the Board of the importance of providing for a 
better water supply, they replied that a plan of extending the 
town water pipes to a point nearer the almshouse was under con- 
sideration. 

Holyoke. Population, 49,934. 

Inspected October 17, 1906. 

Warden, John J. O'Connor; salary, $510; matron, Mrs. O'Con- 
nor; salary, $360; served here eight months. Seventeen assist- 
ants, nine men and eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$19,122.73; net, $16,529.98. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other fire protection; also a brick laundry building. Five 
sitting-rooms and a smoking-room; twenty-two sleeping-rooms and 
five dormitories, with one hundred and sixty beds. Eleven bath- 
rooms and a shower-bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Eleven water-closets. Heating by hot air. 



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Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. One hun- 
dred and thirty-four inmates; seventy-five men, fifty-six women, 
and three girls. Seventeen men and twelve women do general 
work. Ages: three between 15 and 21; five between 21 and 30; 
fifteen between 30 and 40; sixteen between 40 and 50; twenty be- 
tween 50 and 60; thirty-nine between 60 and 70; thirty between 
70 and 80; five between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One 
hundred inmates permanent; thirty-four temporary. Fifty have 
relatives in town. Three men and three women idiotic; three 
women epileptic; three men and two women cripples; two men 
and one woman blind. Ten consumptives, six men and four women, 
having special treatment and diet. Seven nurses employed; two 
men and five women. Seventy-eight acres of land; thirty acres 
ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. The whole upper floor of the 
building is now devoted to hospital purposes. Plans are under 
consideration for removing the advanced consumptive patients to 
buildings outside the main hospital. 

Hopkixton. Population, 2,585. 

Inspected February 6, 1906. 

Warden, Benjamin Turner; matron, Mrs. Turner; salary, $850; 
served here five years. Two assistants, a man and woman, paid by 
warden. Totarannual cost, $3,887.28; net, $1,907.85. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One 
sitting-room, and a detached smoking-room; nine sleeping-rooms 
and one dormitory, with eighteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Thirteen inmates; seven men and six 
women. Four men work around barn and farm; two women help 
in house. Ages: one between 30 and 40; six between 60 and 70; 
three between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. All have relatives in town. One woman a cripple. 
One hundred and twenty-three acres of land ; twelve acres ploughed; 
fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. The town authorities were notified of the advis- 
ability of providing a better system of heating, and they replied 
later that the town had appropriated money for the purpose. 

HUDSON. Population, 6,217. 

Inspected December 20, 1905. 

Warden, Enos H. Brown: matron, Mrs. Bro\yn; salary. $600; 
served here three years. Three assistants, one man in Summer and 

two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,959.58; net, 



54 STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

$2,540.53. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; twenty-six sleeping-rooms, with 
twenty-six beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Eleven inmates; six men and five women. Three men do 
barn work ; two women do housework, one sews. Ages : two be- 
tween 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. All inmates permanent. Eight have relatives in town. Four 
men and three women cripples. Twent} r tramps during the year, 
fed only. One hundred and forty acres of land; eight acres 
ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 



Huntington. Population, 1.451. 

Inspected September 22, 1906. 

Almshouse used by Huntington and Chester in common. Warden, 
Albert Bishop; matron. Mrs. Bishop; salary, $600; served here 
eleven months. One assistant, a man, paid by warden. Total an- 
nual cost, $1,253.14; net, $562.88. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room: eight sleeping- 
rooms, with four beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Xo water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Two inmates: women. Both do general work. Ages: one 
between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates perma- 
nent. Neither has relatives in town. One woman a cripple. Two 
hundred acres of land: three acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk. Prescribed register kept. Both inmates 
belong to Chester. 

Ipswich. Population, 5,205. 

Inspected September 12, 1906. 

Warden, Daniel S. Appleton; matron, Mrs. Appleton; salary, 
$600; served here six months. Five assistants, three men and one 
woman, and another woman part of the time, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,790.47; net, $1,243.85. Brick building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Xo sitting-room; 
eighteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated 
at night only. Five inmates; four men and one woman. Three 
men do farm chores ; the woman washes dishes and sweeps. Ages : 
one between 50 and 60 ; four between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Xone have relatives in town. The woman idiotic : one 



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man a cripple. Three hundred and seventy acres of land; five 
acres ploughed; one hundred and twenty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk and hay. Prescribed register kept. 

Lancaster. Population, 2,406. 

Inspected December 5, 1905. 

Warden, Oscar Engstrom; matron, Mrs. Engstrom; salary, $600; 
served here five years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,925.37; net, $1,832.19. Brick 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
sitting-room; twenty-three sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eight inmates; two men, five 
women, and one girl. One man does general work; two women do 
housework. Ages: one between 2 and 5: one between 21 and 30; 
one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; two between 60 
and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. One able- 
bodied woman under sixty years of age. Seven inmates permanent; 
one temporary. Two have relatives in town. One man and one 
woman idiotic; one man epileptic; one woman a cripple. Two 
hundred and eighty- three tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours. Eighty- 
seven acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; thirty-nine acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Lawrence. Population, 70,050. 

Inspected April 25, 1906. 

Warden, James J. Stanley; salary, $800; matron, Mrs. Stanley; 
salary, $480; served here nine years. 'Fen assistants, three men 
and seven women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $28,978.06; 
net, $27,571.17. Main building of brick, without fire-escapes; 
brick building, with iron fire-escapes: brick hospital building of 
one story: administration building of wood, without fire-escapes. 
All buildings have special fire protection. Five sitting-rooms; 
sixty-one sleeping-rooms, with two hundred and seventy beds. 
Twelve bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Xine water-closets: two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of Bexes. One hun- 
dred and ninety-nine inmates; Beventy-nine men. one hundred and 
live women, four boys, and eleven girls, Twenty-six men work on 
farm; thirty-four women do general housework. Ages: Bix under 
2; five between 2 and 5; three between 5 and L5; one between 15 
and '!] : sixteen between 21 and 30; nine between 30 and t0; thirty- 



56 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

six between 40 and 50 ; nineteen between 50 and 60 ; forty-four be- 
tween 60 and TO; twenty-nine between 70 and 80; thirty-one 
between 80 and 90. Twenty-five able-bodied inmates, eleven men 
and fourteen women, under sixty years of age. One hundred and 
sixty-six inmates permanent; thirty-three temporary. Seventy-five 
have relatives in town. One man and three women idiotic; one 
woman epileptic; one man a cripple; one man and three women 
blind. Xine consumptives, having special treatment and diet. Xine 
nurses employed. Thirty-seven acres of land; ten acres ploughed; 
twenty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Lee. Population, 3,972. 

Inspected September 19, 1906. 

Warden, Henry Perry; matron, Mrs. Perry; salary, $550; served 
here twenty-one years. Warden also has charge of cemetery, and 
works on town roads, without extra compensation. One assistant, 
a man, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,262.46; net, $2,262.46. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Xo water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Seven inmates; 
three men and four women. One man works in yard; one woman 
does general housework. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 
50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives 
in town. One man and one woman idiotic. Twenty-six acres of 
land ; five acres ploughed ; twenty-two acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. A new almshouse is about 
to be built. 

Leicester. Population, 3,414. 

(See Charlton.) 

Leominster. Population, 14,297. 

Inspected October 22, 1906. 

Warden, Edwin Hatstat; matron, Mrs. Hatstat; salary, $600; 
served here twelve years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,281.20; net, $3,432.19. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-six sleeping-rooms, with twenty- 
four beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Thirteen inmates; eight 



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men and five women. Three men do farm work; one woman sews. 
Ages: one between 21 and 30; three between 50 and 60; one be- 
tween 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90; one between 90 and 100. Twelve inmates permanent; one tem- 
porary. Three have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man 
and one woman cripples ; one woman blind and feeble-minded. Two 
consumptives, women, separated from other inmates, and having 
special diet and treatment. One nurse employed. One hundred 
and three acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Lexixgtox. Population, 4,530. 

Inspected January 30, 1906. 

Warden, Eobert H. White; matron, Mrs. White; salary, $550; 
served here twenty-two years. Warden also superintends town roads, 
at an additional compensation of $100. Two assistants; a man 
paid by town, and a woman paid by warden. Total annual cost, 
$2,56-L93; net, $1,525.22. Wooden "building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. Xo sitting-room (dining-room 
used as sitting-room) ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. Light- 
ing by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Eight inmates; four 
men and four women. Two men work around barn; three women 
do light housework. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 
60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Five have relatives in town. One woman a 
cripple; one man blind. Twenty acres of land; three and one- 
half acres ploughed ; twelve acres tilled. Chief products : hay and 
vegetables. 

Lowell. Population, 94,889. 

Inspected April 27, 1906. 

Warden. Dr. Charles E. Donlan; matron, Miss Esther G. Don- 
Ian: salary. $1,500; served here four years. Twenty assistants, 
thirteen men and sewn women, paid by city. Total annual i 
$68,273.11; net, $59,092.57. Two buildings of brick and one of 
wood, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Eight sit- 
ting-rooms; one hundred and ninety-two sleeping-rooms, with four 
hundred and seventy beds. Three bath-rooms, with twelve tubs 
and a shower bath, with hoi and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Thirty-six water-closets; three privies. Eeating by 
steam. Lighting by gas and electricity. Complete separation of 
sexes. Three hundred and forty-five inmates; one hundred and 
thirty-five men, one hundred and eighty-six women, fifteen boys, 



58 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and nine girls. Seventy-nine men and fifty-three women help on 
farm and in wards. Ages : nine under 2 ; six between 2 and 5 ; seven 
between 5 and 15; two between 15 and 21; twelve between 21 and 
30; twent}-seven between 30 and 40; sixty-two between 40 and 50; 
seventy-one between 50 and 60; eighty-three between 60 and 70; 
fifty-five between 70 and 80; ten between 80 and 90; one between 
90 and 100. Fifty-seven able-bodied inmates, viz., twenty-eight men 
and twenty-nine women, under sixty years of age. Three hundred 
and two inmates permanent; forty-three temporary. Three hun- 
dred and three have relatives in town. Four men and five women 
insane ; three men and one woman idiotic ; four men and four women 
epileptic; twenty-one men and twenty-six women cripples; three 
men and seven women blind; one woman insane and epileptic; one 
man epileptic and a cripple. Ten consumptives, having special 
treatment and diet. Seven nurses emplo} r ed; two men and five 
women. One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, required to work three hours 
in fields, barn, etc. One hundred and thirty- two acres of land; 
twenty acres ploughed; eighty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
pork, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of 
the Poor were advised of the importance of making better provision 
for the escape of the inmates in the upper stories in case of fire. 

Lunenburg. Population, 1,293. 

Inspected December 7, 1905. 

Warden, Arthur W. Rockwood; matron, Mrs. Rockwood: salary, 
$400; served here four years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost,*$2,072,09 ; net, $1,312.81. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One 
sitting-room, for men only; twelve sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by steam. lighting by oil. Sexes separated at 
night only. Five inmates; three men and two women. One man 
and one woman do a little work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; 
one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; one between 70 
and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two 
have relatives in town. Two men idiotic ; one woman epileptic. 
Eight tramps during the year, separated from other inmate, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. Twenty-five acres of land; six 
acres ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Lynn. Population, 77,042. 

Inspected February 20, 1906. 

Warden, Merritt S. Foye; matron. Mrs. Fove; salary, $1,200; 
served here seven months. Eight assistants, four men and four 
women, besides two other women employed occasionally, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $17,981.54; net/ $16,918.11. Brick build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms, besides a detached smoking-room; forty-two sleeping-rooms, 
two dormitories, and two hospital wards, with one hundred and 
forty-three beds. Five bath-rooms and a shower-bath, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Twenty-six water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Ninety-four inmates; fifty-seven men and 
thirty-seven women. Five men do odd jobs; eight women sweep 
floors and make beds. Ages: five between 30 and 40; ten between 
40 and 50; twenty between 50 and 60; twenty-one between 60 and 
70; twenty between 70 and 80; seventeen between 80 and 90; one 
between 90 and 100. Two inmates boarded, at $3 per week each. 
Eighty-four inmates permanent; ten temporary. Sixty-four have 
relatives in town. One man insane; two men and one woman 
idiotic; one man and one woman epileptic; five men cripples; two 
men blind. Forty-five acres of land ; eleven acres ploughed ; twenty- 
six acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Malden. Population, 38,037. 

Inspected January 12, 1906. 

Warden, Stephen S. Sturgeon; matron, Mrs. Sturgeon; salary. 
$700 ; served here ten months. Three assistants, one man and two 
women, paid by city.' Total annual cost, $6,838.98; net, $5,805.11. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protec- 
tion. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-one sleeping-rooms and four 
dormitories, with forty-four beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets; two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Twenty-four inmates; fourteen men and ion 
women. Seven men work around barn and farm; one woman 
sweeps, one scrubs floors, and one makes beds. Ages: two between 
21 and 30; one between 50 ami 60; fourteen between (!<» and 70: 
five between 70 and 80; one between 80 and !»<); one between 90 
and 100. Three inmates boarded, at $3 per week cadi. One able- 
bodied woman under sixty years of age. Twenty-two inmates per- 
manent; two temporary. Nine have relatives in town. One man 
and "no woman idiotic: one woman a cripple; one man blind. I 



60 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

consumptive, having special treatment, but no special diet. One 
nurse employed. Twenty-five acres of land; eight acres ploughed; 
eight acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 



Manchester. Population, 2,618. 

Inspected December 18, 1905. 

Warden, William H. Haskell; matron, Mrs. Haskell; salary, 
$375; served here eighteen years. Xo assistance. Total annual 
cost, $2,151.50; net, $1,077.72. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. Xo sitting-room; ten sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Xo water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. Light- 
ing by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Eight inmates; five men and 
three women. One man and one woman do light work. Ages: 
two between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; one between 60 
and 70; one between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. Two have relatives in town. Two men idiotic; 
one woman a cripple. Xine acres of land; six acres ploughed; six 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Maxsfield. Population, 4,245. 

Inspected January 9, 1906. 

Warden, Preston B. Clark; matron, Mrs. Clark; salary, $400; 
served here two years. Warden is also keeper of lockups attached 
to tramp house, without extra compensation. Xo assistance. Total 
annual cost, $1,738.16; net, $1,122.55. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; seven sleep- 
ing-rooms, with eight beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Xo water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Three inmates; women. Two do a little work. 
Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent-. Two have relatives in town. One woman insane; two 
idiotic. Six hundred and sixty-nine tramps during the year, sepa- 
rated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Only 
two tramps since June. 1905. Xinety-four acres of land; twelve 
acres ploughed ; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Marblehead. Population. 7,209. 

Inspected April 12, 1906. 

Warden, Samuel T. Humphrey; matron, Mrs. Humphrey: salary. 
$400; served here five years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost." $3.958 : net. $3,165.95. Building of stone 



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and wood, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection; 
also two-story wooden building for men, with wooden fire-escapes. 
No sitting-room (corridors used for sitting-rooms in men's build- 
ing) ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, 
two with hot and cold water, and one with cold water only. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Four water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
hot water and steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes. Twenty-seven inmates; eighteen men and nine 
women. Seven men do chores; three women wash and do kitchen 
work. Ages: two between 30 and 40; two between 40 and 50; 
seven between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 70; six between 70 
and 80; five between 80 and 90. Four inmates boarded, at $2 per 
week each. Twenty-six inmates permanent ; one temporary. Twelve 
have relatives in town. Two men insane; one woman idiotic; one 
man and two women cripples. Two and one-half acres of land; 
one and one-half acres ploughed; one and one-half acres tilled. 
Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Annually, 
on the Fourth of July, the Overseers of the Poor give one dollar 
apiece to all inmates who have conducted themselves well during 
the year. For the last five years only one inmate has failed to 
receive this gift. The new building for men has been recently 
finished. 

Marlborough. Population, 14,073. 

Inspected December 20, 1905. 

Warden, Edward E. Allen; matron, Mrs. Allen; salary, $600; 
served here nine months. Warden also delivers wood to out-door 
poor, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,188.23 ; net, $2,934.71. 
Wooden building, with fire-escapes of iron and wood, and other 
fire protection. One sitting-room, for men only; thirteen sleeping- 
rooms and two dormitories, with forty beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-one in- 
mates; eighteen men and three women. Two men do chores; one 
does kitchen work. Ages: one between 21 and 30: three between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; seven between 60 and 70; seven 
between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. Twenty inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Thirteen have relatives in town. Two 
men and two women cripples; three men blind. Eighty acres of 
land; ten acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. Chief products: 
hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Marshfield. Population, 1,763. 

Inspected July 23, 1906. 

Warden, Jairus M. Healey; matron, Mrs. Healey; salary, $300; 
served here ten years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,321.54; 
net, $1,244.49. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. No sitting-room ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating b} r stoves. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Six inmates; five men and one woman. Two men 
do chores. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. Two 
men idiotic; one man feeble-minded and a cripple. Ten acres of 
land; one acre ploughed; six acres tilled. Chief products: vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. The almshouse is very old, and 
the Overseers of the Poor were advised either to build a new one, 
or to effect a combination with some other town or towns for the 
purpose of maintaining an almshouse in common. They replied 
that the sentiment of the voters was not in favor of a combina- 
tion, and that the town was too heavily in debt to build a new 
almshouse at present; they would, however, bring the matter up 
at the next town meeting. 

Mattapoisett. Population. 1,180. 

Inspected July 28, 1906. 

Matron, Mrs. William H. Forbes; salar}^ $350; served here four 
years. An occasional assistant, a man, paid by matron. Total 
annual cost, $1,030.31; net, $824.03. Wooden building, without 
fire-escaj^es, but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
seven sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; three 
men and two women. One man works on farm, one does light 
work; one woman does housework, and one sews. Ages: two be- 
tween 30 and 40; two between 70 and 80: one between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man 
and one woman idiotic. Thirty-five tramps during the year, sepa- 
rated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours 
doing odd jobs. Nine acres of land; three acres ploughed; seven 
acres tilled. Chief products ; butter and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 



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Maynard. Population, 5,811. 

Inspected March 28, 1906. 

Warden, Ansley 0. Dunham; matron, Mrs. Dunham; salary, 
$400; served here three and one-half years. One assistant, a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,992.47; net, $965.20. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. Xo sitting-room (dining-room used as a sitting-room) ; 
ten sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes. Five inmates; two men and three women. One 
woman washes dishes and makes beds. Ages: one between 40 and 
50; one between 50 and 60; two between 70 and 80; one between 
80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
One woman epileptic; one woman a cripple; one woman blind. 
Sixty-six tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, required to work one hour. No tramps since June 
14, 1905. Ten acres of land; six acres ploughed; ten acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Eecent improvements include the introduction of bath-rooms and 
water-closets, and better protection against fire, at a total cost of 
$600. 

aTedfield. Population, 3,314. 

Inspected March 7, 1906. 

Warden, George L. Easton; salary, $400; matron. Mrs. Easton ; 
salary, $25; served here eleven years. One assistant, a man, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,027.65; net, $897.14. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Xo 
sitting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. Xo bath-room. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water-closet; two privies. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Five 
inmates ; two men and three women. One man works in barn ; one 
woman does housework. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one be- 
tween *',() and 70; two between 70 and 80; one between so and 90. 
All inmates permanent. One has relatives in town.. One woman 
idiotic; one man a cripple. One hundred and sixty acres of land; 
nine acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk. 
Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of the roor were again 
advised of the need of better heating, lighting, and bathing facili- 
ties. The Overseers replied that they would be -bid to make the 
improvements suggested, bul seriously doubted whether the town 
could afford it at present. Late in the Autumn, in answer lo fur- 
ther inquiries on the subject, fchey stated their intention of pre- 
Benting the matter to the voters at the next town meeting. 



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Medford. Population, 19,686. 

Inspected March 12, 1906. 

Warden, James H. Gowing; matron, Mrs. Gowing; salary, $?00; 
served here four years. Three assistants, one man and two women, 
paid by city. Total annual cost, $3,904.42; net, $3,601.20. Brick 
building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; twenty-seven sleeping-rooms, two dormitories, one 
ward room, and three isolation rooms, with twenty-five beds. Five 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Five water-closets; three privies. Heating by hot air and steam. 
Lighting by gas. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty-two in- 
mates; fifteen men and seven women. Four men do light chores; 
two women scrub floors, one cares for men's dining-room, one for her 
own room and for her blind husband. Ages : four between 40 and 
50; six between 50 and 60; six between 60 and 70; four between 
70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. One able-bodied man under 
sixty years of age. One man blind, boarded by State, cared for 
by wife, who is a town dependent. Twenty inmates permanent; 
two temporary. Eight have relatives in town. One woman epilep- 
tic ; two men and one woman cripples ; one man blind. Fifteen acres 
of land; five acres ploughed, twelve acres tilled. Chief products: 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Medway. Population, 2.650. 

Inspected April 13, 1906. 

Warden, D. Xewton Blake; matron, Mrs. Blake; salary, $500; 
served here two years. One occasional assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,684.73; net. $2,616.48. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
One sitting-room, for men only; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with eigh- 
teen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on in summer: fortnightly in winter. Four water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes. Thirteen inmates : nine men and four women. Two 
men work in . house, one cares for steam boiler, three work out- 
doors; one woman washes dishes, three sew and mend clothes. 
Ages: two between 50 and 60; six between 60 and 70; four between 
70 and 80 : one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Six 
have relatives in town. One man insane: one woman idiotic: one 
man and two women cripples; two men deaf and dumb. Two 
hundred and sixty-nine tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Seven acres of 
land: three acres ploughed: blx acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Melrose. Population, 14,295. 

Inspected December 26, 1905. 

Warden, Harry W. Worth; matron, Mrs. Worth; salary, $500; 
served here one year. Warden is also pound keeper, field driver, 
and special constable, without extra compensation. Two assistants, 
a man in Summer, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$3,760.25; net, $2,500.38. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No sitting-room; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with fourteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets ; one privy. 
Heating by hot water. Lighting by electricity. Sexes separated 
at night only. Seven inmates ; two men and five women. The men 
work on farm ; one woman washes clothes and sweeps floors. Ages : 
one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 50; three between 70 
and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Four 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. Fourteen acres of 
land ; eight acres ploughed ; nine acres tilled. Chief products : milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Methuen. Population, 8,676. 

Inspected January 18, 1906. 

Warden, Harry E. Cassidy; matron, Mrs. Cassidy; salary, $450; 
-served here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,340.89; net, $1,396.17. Building 
of brick and wood, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Seven 
inmates, four men and three women. Two men and two women do 
light work. Ages: two between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 
70; one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four have 
relatives in town. One man epileptic; one man a cripple. One 
hundred and fifty acres of land; eighteen acres ploughed; forty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Middleborough. Population, 6,888. 

Inspected January 23, 1906. 

Warden, Simeon L. Nickerson ; matron, Mrs. Niokerson : salary, 
$600; served here twelve years; Two assistants, women, paid by 
town. Total animal cost, $4,08f.89; net. $2,868.98. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, bnl having other fire protection. One 



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sitting-room, for women only; seventeen sleeping-rooms, with 
twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; four privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Fifteen inmates; seven men and eight women. 
Three men and three women do light work. Ages: one between 
30 and 40 ; two between 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 70 ; three 
between 70 and 80; four between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 
100. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. Two 
men and one woman idiotic ; one man a cripple ; three women blind. 
One hundred and twenty tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours, sawing 
wood. Seventy-five acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; sixty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Milford. Population, 12,105. 

Inspected September 6, 1906. 

Warden, Herbert W. Austin ; matron, Mrs. Austin ; salary, $800 ; 
served here five years. Three assistants, one man and two women, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $8,545.57; net, $5,822.49. 
Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms, besides a smoking-room and a sewing-room; 
twenty-four sleeping-rooms and one dormitory, with sixty-one beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Forty-seven 
inmates; thirty-three men and fourteen women. Fourteen men 
work on farm and three in house; four women do kitchen work 
and sew. Ages: ten between 40 and 50; five between 50 and 60; 
eight between 60 and 70 ; twelve between 70 and 80 ; twelve between 
80 and 90. Twelve able-bodied inmates, ten men and two women, 
under sixty years of age. All inmates permanent. Twenty-two 
have relatives in town. One man and one woman insane ; one man 
a cripple; one man and one woman blind. Two hundred acres of 
land; thirty acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Millbury. Population, 4,631. 

Inspected June 27, 1906. 

Warden, Richard I. Anderson; matron. Mrs. Anderson; salary, 
$450; served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,523.05 ; net, $371.34. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One 
sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath- 



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room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Xo water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Xo separation of sexes. Five inmates; three men and two 
women. Two men work constantly; the other does a few chores. 
Ages: two between GO and 70; three between 70 and 80. All in- 
mates permanent. One has relatives in town. One man and one 
woman idiotic; one man a cripple. One hundred acres of land; 
twelve acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. 
Prescribed register kept. Eepairs in progress. 

Miltox. Population, 7,054. 

Inspected December 22, 1905. 

Warden, Calvin H. Sanford; matron, Mrs. Sanford; salary, $500; 
served here three years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost,' $2,555.01; net, $2,263.84. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection; also a two- 
story wooden building for men. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleep- 
ing-rooms, with eleven beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating 
by hot water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Ten inmates ; four men and six women. Three men 
do general work; one woman cares for sleeping-rooms. Ages: one 
between 30 and 40; two between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 
70; three between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 100. All inmates 
permanent. One has relatives in town. Two women idiotic; three 
men and one woman cripples; one woman blind. Fourteen acres 
of land; four and one-half acres ploughed; six acres tilled. Chief 
products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Eecent improve- 
ments have put this house in very good condition. 

MONSON. Population, 4,344. 

Inspected April 16, 1906. 

Warden, Jesse P. Carew; matron, Mrs. Carew; salary, $700; 
served here eleven years. Three assistants, two men and one 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,919.30; net, $822.37. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room, fifteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Xo water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Nineteen in- 
mates; ten men, eight women, and one girl. Five men work around 
barn and on farm; five women do general work. Ages: one under 
2; one between 21 and 30: two between 30 and 40: two between 
10 and 50; three between 50 and 60: five between 60 and 70: four 
ireen 70 and SO ■ one between 80 and 90. One able-bodied woman 



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under sixty years of age. Fourteen inmates permanent; five tem- 
porary. Ten have relatives in town. Two men and three women 
idiotic; one man and one woman cripples. Two hundred acres of 
land; thirty acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and poultry. Prescribed register kept. Since the burning of 
the Palmer almshouse, four of the Palmer poor have been boarded 
here at $2.50 a week each. 

Montague. Population, 7,015. 

Inspected May 24, 1906. 

Warden, Morris H. O'Connell; matron, Mrs. O'Connell; salary, 
$500; served here one year. Two assistants, a man by the day, 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,797.04; net, 
$2,946.42. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. One sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; fifteen 
sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. 
Fourteen inmates; eleven men and three women. Five men work 
out-doors, two women help in inmates' quarters. Ages: two be- 
tween 21 and 30; four between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; 
two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Two inmates 
boarded by the town of Erving. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in Erving. One woman idiotic; two women cripples; one 
man blind. Two hundred and forty acres of land; fifteen acres 
ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Nantucket. Population, 2,930. 

Inspected July 26, 1906. 

Warden, John E. Sylvia; matron, Mrs. Sylvia; salary, $300; 
served here four months. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,423.27; net, $1,987.16. Wooden building, 
with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. Three sitting- 
rooms and a sewing-room; forty sleeping-rooms, with forty-eight 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. Heating by hot air. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty- 
one inmates; six men and fifteen women. One woman works in 
kitchen, one washes clothes, one does chores; one man does chores. 
Ages: two between 21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; four be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; seven between 70 and 80 ; 
six between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. All have rela- 
tives in town. One man idiotic; one man and three women crip- 
ples; six women feeble-minded and cripples; one woman epileptic 



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and a cripple. Two and one-half acres of land; one acre ploughed; 
one acre tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Natick. Population, 9,609. 

Inspected November 22, 1905. 

Warden, Chester A. Morrill; matron, Mrs. Morrill; salary, $600; 
served here three years. Warden also delivers wood to out-door 
poor and collects town garbage, without extra compensation. Three 
assistants, one man in Summer and two women, paid by city. Total 
annual cost, $7,287.01; net, $5,801.71. Wooden building, with iron 
fire-escapes and other fire protection. Three sitting-rooms; twenty- 
eight sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-one inmates; nine- 
teen men and two women. Sixteen men do general work; one 
woman sews and helps in house. Ages: one between 30 and 40; 
three between 40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; five between 60 
and 70; six between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. Seven- 
teen inmates permanent; four temporary. Twenty have relatives 
in town. One man insane; one man epileptic; four men and one 
woman cripples; two men blind. Eighty acres of land; twelve 
acres ploughed ; twenty acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

New Bedford. Population, 74,362. 

Inspected June 21, 1906. 

Warden, Peleg Bosworth; salary, $850; matron, Mrs. Bosworth; 
salary, $300; served here five weeks. Fifteen assistants, eight men 
and seven women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $32,054.67; 
net, $30,126.85. Stone building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection; also brick hospital building for women. Four sit- 
ting-rooms; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with one hundred and twenty 
beds. Five bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Six water-closets; two privies. Heating by -team. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Eighty- 
three inmates; forty-six men. thirty-five women, and two boys. 
Eleven men and seven women assist in general work. Ages: three 
between 21 and 30; five between 30 and 10; five between 10 and 
50: fourteen between 50 and 60; twenty-seven between 60 and 70; 
eighteen between 70 and 80; eight between «S0 and 90; one be- 
tween 90 and 100. Eighty-one inmates permanent; two temporary. 
Thirty-seven have relatives in town. Two men idiotic; one woman 
epileptic; twelve men and fourteen women cripples. One consump- 



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tive, having special diet and treatment. Four nurses employed. 
Seventy-nine acres of land; twelve acres ploughed, forty-five acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Newburyport. Population, 14,675. 

Inspected May 31, 1906. 

Warden, Charles W. Nelson; matron, Mrs. Xelson; salary, $720; 
served here sixteen years. Three assistants, two men and one 
woman, paid by city. Total annual cost, $4,921.66; net, $4,354.77. 
Brick building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms; eighty-eight sleeping-rooms and two dormi- 
tories, with one hundred and twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Fourteen 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sepa- 
ration of sexes. Thirty-eight inmates ; twenty-two men and sixteen 
women. Five men and four women do light chores. Ages: one 
between 30 and 40; four between 40 and 50; six between 50 and 
60; nine between 60 and 70; ten between 70 and 80; seven be- 
tween 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One able-bodied woman 
under sixty years of age. Thirty-seven inmates permanent; one 
temporary. Twenty-five have relatives in town. Five men and two 
women idiotic ; four men and two women cripples ; one woman blind. 
Seventy acres of land; six acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Newton. Population, 36,827. 

Inspected January 25, 1906. 

Warden, James P. Goodman; salary, $480; matron, Mrs. Good- 
man; salary, $420; served here six years. Three assistants, a man 
and two women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $5,461.72; net, 
$4,874.78. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-eight sleeping-rooms 
and two hospital rooms, with forty beds. Nine bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eleven water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by gas. Complete separa- 
tion of sexes. Twenty-one inmates; eleven men and ten women. 
Four men and three women do a little work. Ages: two between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 70; ten 
between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. Xineteen inmates 
permanent; two temporary. Four have relatives in town. One 
woman insane; three women idiotic: one man and two women 
cripples. Twenty-seven acres of land; seven acres ploughed: fif- 
teen acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 



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North Adams. Population, 22,150. 

Inspected September 18, 1906. 

Warden, Henry W. Stark; matron, Miss Cora E. Stark; salary, 
$750; served here one and one-half years. Four assistants, one 
man and two women, and occasionally an extra woman, paid by 
city. Total annual cost, $6,091.13; net, $5,432.41. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two sit- 
ting-rooms; twenty-one sleeping-rooms, with forty-one beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Six water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes. Thirty-five inmates; twenty men, 
fourteen women, and one boy. Four men do light farm work, and 
one does housework; two women sew, one washes • dishes, and one 
does general work. Ages: one under 2; one between 21 and 30; 
three between 40 and 50; seven between 50 and 60; seven between 
60 and 70; eleven between 70 and 80; five between 80 and 90. One 
able-bodied man under sixty years of age. All inmates permanent. 
Thirty-one have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man 
and one woman blind; one woman epileptic and a cripple; one 
woman feeble-minded and a cripple. Three hundred acres of land; 
ten acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some recent repairs have 
been made. 

Northampton. Population, 19,957. 

Inspected October 25, 1906. 

Warden, Arthur B. Whitbeck; matron, Mrs. Whitbeck; salary, 
$600; served here three years. Two assistants, women, paid by 
city. Total annual cost, $3,173.13; net, $2,835.03. Brick build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sit- 
ting-room; thirty-four sleeping-rooms, with thirty-seven beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes. Nineteen inmates; sixteen men and 
three women. Four men do farm work, and two housework; one 
woman does housework. Ages: one between 40 and 50; two be- 
tween 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 
80; five between 80 and 90; three between 90 and 100. Seventeen 
inmates permanent; two temporary. Nine have relatives in town. 
One man idiotic; three men and one woman cripples; one man 
blind. Twenty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; eight acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Some minor repairs have been made. 



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North Andover. Population, 4,614. 

Inspected April 25, 1906. 

Warden, James E. Hill; matron, Mrs. Hill; salary, $500; served 
here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,425.11; net, $2,102.09. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Four inmates ; one man and three women. 
Two women do light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; three 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in 
town. One woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. Forty-nine 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. No tramps since January 27, 1906. One 
hundred and forty acres of land; ten acres ploughed; thirty acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. 

North Attleborough. Population, 7,878. 

Inspected April 2, 1906. 

Warden, John J. Bleik; matron, Mrs. Bleik; salary, $650; served 
here four years. Warden also empties cesspools and works on 
roads, without extra compensation. Six assistants, five men and 
one woman, paid by town. The men drive garbage wagon and 
water cart, and work on cesspools. Total annual cost, $6,591.65; 
net, $3,218.06. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; twenty- two sleeping-rooms, with 
twenty- two beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Eighteen inmates; seven men, ten women, and one girl. Two men 
work in house, and two in barn ; two women do table work, and two 
sew. Ages: one between 15 and 21; one between 21 and 30; two 
between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 
70; three between 70 and 80; seven between 80 and 90. Two in- 
mates boarded, at $3 per week each. All inmates permanent. Five 
have relatives in town. One man and two women idiotic; one 
woman blind and idiotic. Two hundred and sixty-one tramps dur- 
ing the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to work two hours on odd jobs. Seventy-six acres of land; five 
acres ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief products: hay and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. A new work-shop has been con- 
structed, at a cost of $300; and a system of electric lighting is 
being introduced, at a cost of $300. 



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Xorthbridge. Population, 7,400. 

Inspected June 30, 1906. 

Warden, Frank P. Cummings; matron, Mrs. Cummings; salary, 
$350; served here three months. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,852.01 ; net, $1,711.97. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. Two bath- 
rooms, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
No water-closet; four privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Seven inmates ; men. Three work on farm and one in house. Ages : 
one between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; three between 60 
and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One man idiotic; 
one man blind. One hundred and forty acres of land; five acres 
ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief products: butter and cream. 
Prescribed register kept. 

North Brookfield. Population, 2,617. 

Inspected March 15, 1906. 

Warden, George E. Livermore; matron, Mrs. Livermore; salary, 
$400; served here three years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,482.53 ; net, $1,130.33. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms ; twenty sleeping-rooms, with nineteen beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Nine inmates; six men and three women. Three men and 
one woman do a little work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one 
between 40 and 50 ; three between 60 and 70 ; four between 70 and 
80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. Two 
women idiotic ; one woman a cripple. Eighty acres of land ; none 
ploughed; none tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed register 
kept. A new almshouse, to replace the one destroyed by fire Febru- 
ary 1, 1905, was completed February 5, 1900. at a total cost of 
$7,383.62, viz.: building, $6,398.21: furnishing, $501.2 1; heating, 
$484.17. 

North Peadixg. Population, 903. 

Inspected February 21, 1906. 

Warden, Asa T. Gould; matron, Mrs. Gould; salary, $150; 
served here seven years. An occasional assistant, a man. paid by 
town. Total annual i 889.69; ml. $230.13. Wooden build- 

ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room: 
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bathing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; 
two men and one woman. The woman sets table and washes dishes. 
Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one between 
80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
The woman idiotic. Twenty tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, required to do a very little work. One 
hundred and sixty-five acres of land; four acres ploughed; twenty- 
six acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed register kept. 
The Overseers of the Poor were advised that it would be well 
either to combine with some other town or towns for the purpose 
of maintaining an almshouse in common, or else to rebuild the 
dilapidated wing occupied by the inmates, and put the whole alms- 
house in good condition. 

Second visit, November 20, 1906. 

The kitchen has been painted and papered, but nothing else done. 
Norton. Population, 2,079. 

Inspected December 28, 1905. 

Warden, Edgar E. Freeman; matron, Mrs. Freeman; salary, 
$300 ; served here nine months. One assistant in Summer, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,047.80; net, $1,485.08. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room; five sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. 
One bath-room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Two inmates; a 
man and a woman. The woman does general work. Ages: one 
between 30 and 40; one between 70 and 80. Both inmates perma- 
nent. Both have relatives in town. The woman idiotic. Two hun- 
dred and ten tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, required to work two and one-half hours, sawing wood. 
Sixty-three acres of land; three -acres ploughed; fourteen acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Norwell. Population, 1,534. 

Inspected September 13, 1906. 

Warden, James H. Pinkham; matron, Mrs. Pinkham; salary, 
$300; served here five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,563.56; net, $1,184.01. Wooden building, with wooden fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. No sitting-room; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
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by oil. No separation of sexes. Six inmates; three men and three 
women. The men do light work; one woman does general work. 
Ages: one between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; two be- 
tween 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Five have relatives in 
town. Two men idiotic ; one woman deaf and dumb. Six acres of 
land; three acres ploughed; three acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some repairs have 
been made. 

Orange. Population, 5,578. 

Almshouse closed April 1, 1906, and the only inmate provided 
for in a private family. 

Oxford. Population, 2,927. 

Inspected March 14, 1906. 

Warden, Albert D. Kimball ; matron, Mrs. Kimball ; salary, $400 ; 
served here nine years. One assistant, a woman, three-quarters of 
the year, paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,912.59; net, 
$1,289.44. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eleven sleeping-rooms, with 
twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, without direct supply of water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. Heat- 
ing by stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes. Eleven inmates ; eight men and three women. One man 
sweeps floors, one does light chores; one woman washes dishes. 
Ages: two between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; one be- 
tween 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. One able-bodied man under sixty years of age. Ten inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Three have relatives in town. Two 
men idiotic; two men cripples; one woman blind. Twenty-nine 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work. Two hundred and eighty acres of land; fifteen 
acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. The sum of $700 has been ex- 
pended on improvements during the past year. 

Palmer. Population, 7,755. 

Inspected June 12, 1906. 

Warden, Dudley C. Perkins; matron, Airs. Perkins; salary. $600; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,674.57; net, $3,174.88. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, bni hai ing other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; twenty sleeping-rooms and two ward-rooms, with 
twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 



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Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Sixteen inmates; twelve men and four women. Four men 
do farm work; one woman does general housework. Ages: one 
between 30 and 40 ; three between 50 and 60 ; four between 60 and 
70 ; five between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Fourteen have relatives in town. One man and one 
woman idiotic; one man blind. Two hundred and fifty acres of 
land; fifteen acres ploughed, forty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Paxton. Population, 444. 

(See Charlton.) 

Peabody. Population, 13,098. 

Inspected January 8, 1906. 

Warden, Thomas Cummings; salary, $700; served here seven 
years; matron, Mrs. Cummings; salary, $100; served here three 
years. Warden also delivers fuel to out-door poor, without extra 
compensation. Six assistants, five men and one woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $9,596.02; net, $5,225.94. Brick build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting- 
room, for men only (women use corridor) ; thirteen sleeping-rooms, 
with forty-six beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; three privies* 
Heating by stoves and hot air. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Forty inmates; twent}^-eight men and twelve 
women. Twelve men do general work; three women wash and 
scrub. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; five 
between 40 and 50; ten between 50 and 60; seven between 60 and 
70; six between 70 and 80; nine between 80 and 90. Eight able- 
bodied inmates, six men and two women, under sixty years of age. 
Thirty- two inmates permanent; eight temporary. Twenty-seven 
have relatives in town. Six men and two women idiotic; two men 
and one woman cripples; one man and one woman blind. Two 
hundred acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; twenty-five acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and pork. Prescribed register kept. 

Second visit, September 11, 1906. 

The able-bodied inmates found at the last visit have all left. 



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Pembroke. Population, 1,261. 

Inspected October 11, 1906. 

Warden, Edwin F. Strang; matron, Mrs. Strang; salary, $300; 
served here six months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,579.98; net, $1,289.29. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection. One sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, 
with seven beds. No bath-room. Bathing irregular. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Three 
inmates; men. One works on farm, one cuts wood. Ages: one 
between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 
80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One 
man idiotic and a cripple. Two hundred acres of land; six acres 
ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Pepperell. Population, 3,268. 

Inspected July 11, 1906. 

Warden, Benjamin W. Parker; matron, Mrs. Parker; salary, 
$420; served here three months. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,320.96 ; net, $1,308.10. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. No sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. One water-closet; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Seven inmates; four men 
and three women. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 50 
and 60; two between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; three be- 
tween 80 and 90. Six inmates permanent; one temporary. Two 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. Sixty acres of land ; 
ten acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Pittsfield. Population, 25,001. 

Inspected September 17, 1906. 

Warden, William Shaw: salary, $750; matron, Mrs. Shaw : sal- 
ary, $200; served here twenty-one years. Five assistants, three 
men and two women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $7,492.84: 
net, $6,934.41. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and 
other fire protection; also two-story brick building. Three sitting- 
rooms; forty-five Bleeping-rooms, with sixty-eight beds. Six bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Six- 
water-closets. Beating by Bteam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 



78 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Forty-one inmates; 
thirty-two men and nine women. Six men do light farm chores; 
two women do light housework, two sew, and one makes beds. Ages : 
three between 21 and 30; three between 30 and 40; three between 
40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; twelve between 60 and 70; 
fourteen between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Twenty-three have relatives in town. One woman 
epileptic; five women cripples. One consumptive, a man, without 
special treatment or diet. One hundred and thirty acres of land ; 
twenty-five acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Two men boarded 
by Great Barrington; one woman boarded by her mother. Recent 
improvements include a new bath-room, new plumbing, and the 
laying of some hard-wood floors. 

Plymouth. Population, 11,119. 

Inspected July 24, 1906. 

Warden, Obed C. Pratt; matron, Mrs. Pratt; salary, $600; served 
here twenty-two years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost $3,756.76; net, $3,333.99. Brick building, with 
iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Xo sitting-room (cor- 
ridors used for the purpose) ; thirty-five sleeping-rooms, with thirty- 
five beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Nine inmates; five 
men and four women. Two men and one woman do a very little 
work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 40 and 50; one 
between 60 and 70; three between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 
90; one between 90 and 100. Eight inmates permanent; one tem- 
porary. All have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one woman 
epileptic; one man a cripple. One consumptive, without special 
diet or treatment. Four acres of land; one acre ploughed; four 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Provixcetowx. Population, 4,362. 

Inspected July 17, 1906. 

Matron, Mrs. Lorena S. Dyer; salary, $265; served here seven 
years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,214.99; net, $1,087.55. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with seven- 
teen beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Eight inmates; three men and five women. 
One man does a little work; three women help in house. Ages: 
one between 30 and 40: one between 50 and 60; four between 60 



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and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. One has relatives in town. One man and four 
women idiotic. One and one-half acres of land; a small garden 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. A 
hot-water system of heating is being introduced, at an expense of 
about $700. 

Quincy. Population, 28,076. 

Inspected June 25, 1906. 

Warden, William J. Vaughn; matron, Mrs. Vaughn; salary, 
$600 ; served here one year. Warden also has charge of city store, 
without extra compensation. Two assistants, women, paid by city. 
Total annual cost, $3,729.84; net, $3,724.84. Wooden building, 
with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room 
and a smoking-room ; twenty sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty- 
five inmates; thirteen men, six women, three boys, and three girls. 
Ten men do light chores; three women do light work; one sews. 
Ages: two under 2; one between 2 and 5; three between 5 and 15; 
one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 50; two between 50 
and 60; nine between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; one be- 
tween 80 and 90. Seventeen inmates permanent; eight temporary. 
Seven have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one woman a 
cripple. One consumptive, a man, without special diet or treat- 
ment. Eleven acres of land; one and one-half acres ploughed; 
four acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Randolph. Population, 4,034. 

Inspected February 2, 1906. 

Warden, Timothy M. O'Leary; matron, Mrs. O'Learv : salary. 
$500; served here seven years. Warden is also inspector of cattle, 
at an extra compensation of $100 a year. Xo assistance. Total 
annual cost, $2,289.40; net, $1,519.45. Wooden building, with 
iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room, for 
men only; twenty sleeping-rooms, with nineteen beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Twelve inmates; men. Two work in kitchen, and one on farm. 
Ages: four between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; three be- 
tween 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. Eleven inmates per- 
manent ; one temporary. Four have relatives in town. One man 
idiotic: two men cripples. Eighteen acres of land: three B 
ploughed; ten acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 



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Reading. Population, 5,682. 

Inspected March 6, 1906. 

Warden, William C. Smith; matron, Mrs. Smith; salary, $500; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man part of the time, 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,073.04; net, 
$2,105.52. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. One sitting-room, for men only; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with ten beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. No separation of sexes. Six inmates; five 
men and one woman. Two men work out-doors, and one washes 
dishes; the woman takes care of her own room. Ages: two between 
50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Three have rela- 
tives in town. One man blind. Ten acres of land; two and one- 
half acres ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The almshouse has been pro- 
vided with fire-escapes, as recommended by the Board a year ago. 

Rehoboth. Population, 1,991. 

Inspected July 30, 1906. 

Warden, Clarence A. Adams; matron, Mrs. Adams; salary, $350; 
served here one year and a half. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,083.98; net, $1,679.72. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
seventeen sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates; 
three men and one woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one be- 
tween 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
Two have relatives in town. Two men and one woman cripples; 
one man blind and a cripple. Twenty-one tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
One hundred acres of land ; five acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
The Overseers of the Poor were advised of the need of better fire 
protection. 

Richmond. Population, 601. 

Inspected September 20, 1906. 

Matron, Miss Cora B. Chapman; salary, $3 a week; served here 
six years. Total annual cost, $546.10 ; net, $546.10. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room ; 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 81 

four sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Xo water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Two inmates; a man and 
a woman. Both do light chores. Ages: one between 60 and 70; 
one between 70 and 80. Both inmates permanent. Xeither has 
relatives in town. Sixty acres of land; a small garden tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Rockland.- Population, 6,287. 

Inspected February 24, 1906. 

Warden, Roger W. Drew; matron, Mrs. Drew; salary, $600; 
served here six years. One occasional assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $4,228.06; net, $3,913.84. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms; twenty-nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-nine beds. Two 
bath-rooms, one with hot and cold w r ater, the other with cold water 
only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; five privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexes. Twenty inmates; seventeen men and three women. Four 
men and one woman do general work. Ages: two between 40 and 
50 ; one between 50 and. 60 ; eight between 60 and 70 ; eight between 
70 and 80; one between 90 and 100. Two inmates pay board. All 
inmates permanent. Nineteen have relatives in town. One man 
insane; three men idiotic; three men and one woman cripples. 
One consumptive, a man, without special treatment or diet. One 
hundred and eighty-four tramps during the year, separated from 
oilier inmates, lodged, fed, required to work one hour, sawing and 
splitting wood. Xine and three-quarters acres of land; two acres 
ploughed; six acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Rocki'okt. Population, 4,111. 

Inspected February 27, 1906. 

Warden, Leverett Lane; matron, Mrs. Lane; salary, $400; served 
here nine years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,443.64; net, $2,345.64. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, bul having other fire protection. One Bitting-room ; 
twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; 
three privies. Beating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes sepa- 
rated at night only. Eighl inmates; seven men and one woman. 
The woman does general work. Ages: two between 10 and 50; one 
between 50 and •'><>; three between 60 and 70; one between "i<> and 
80; one between 80 ami 90. One able-bodied man under sixty 



82 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

years of age. Seven inmates permanent; one temporary. Seven 
have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple; one 
man blind. Four acres of land; one and one-half acres ploughed; 
three acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Rowley. Population, 1,388. 

Inspected September 10, 1906. 

Warden, Henry G. Murray ; matron, Mrs. Murray ; no salary, — 
receives food and lodging. Served here one and one-half years. 
No assistance. Total annual cost, $445.23 ; net, $433.23. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; six sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. Bathing 
irregular. No water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. One inmate, a man, between 60 and 70 years of age, 
permanent, has relatives in town, blind and a cripple, does no work. 
Two acres of land; a small garden tilled. Chief products: vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Shingling and other slight re- 
pairs recently done. 

Salem. Population, 37,627. 

Inspected February 13, 1906. 

Warden, Stephen F. Tracey; salary, $650; matron, Mrs. Tracey; 
salary, $150; served here five years. Warden is also superintendent 
of city store and city wood-yard, and delivers supplies to out-door 
poor, without extra compensation. Eleven assistants, three men 
and eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $18,249.66; 
net, $17,865.84. Building of brick, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; also a nursery and a large 
chapel; twenty-five sleeping-rooms, with ninety-eight beds. Six 
bath-rooms and a shower bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Ten water-closets. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Sixty-four in- 
mates; thirty-seven men, twenty-six women, and one boy. Eight 
men and four women help in farm and house work. Ages: one 
under 2; two between 21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; ten be- 
tween 40 and 50; eight between 50 and 60; eleven between 60 and 
70 ; twenty-two between 70 and 80 ; eight between 80 and 90. Five 
inmates pay board; four $3 per week each, and one $5 per week. 
Fifty-nine inmates permanent; five temporary. Forty-two have 
relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic ; seven men and 
five women cripples; two women blind. One consumptive, a man. 
twenty-five years of age, having special care, treatment, and diet. 
Four nurses employed, women. Forty acres of land; seven acres 
ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk; hay, and pork. 
Prescribed register kept. 



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Saugus. Population, 6,253. 

Inspected April 11, 1906. 

Warden, James F. Burnham; matron, Mrs. Burnham; salary, 
$600 ; served here two years. Four assistants, two men, one woman, 
and one boy, paid by town. Total annual cost, $6,595.68; net, 
$775.42. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection. One sitting-room ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen 
beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil. Five inmates, men. Three do light work in house and 
barn. Ages : one between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80 ; two 
between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates perma- 
nent. Two have relatives in town. One man idiotic. Two hun- 
dred acres of land ; fifteen acres ploughed ; one hundred acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Seekonk. Population, 1,917. 

Inspected July 7, 1906. 

Warden, Charles Smith; matron, Mrs. Smith; salary, $500; 
served here eight months. Three assistants, men, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,070.95; net, $1,298.94. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One sitting- 
room ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. No bath-room. Bath- 
ing about once in three weeks insisted on. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Two inmates; a man and a woman. Ages: two between 
70 and 80. Both inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. 
Ninety acres of land; twenty acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Repairs have been made on 
barn and out-buildings, at an expense of $300. 

Sharon. Population, 2,085. 

Inspected October 8, 1906. 

Warden, George O. Nason; matron, Mrs. Nason; salary, $450; 
served here one month. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $4,019.79; net, $2,571.93. Wooden building, 
with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
six sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates; three men 
and one woman. The men do chores; the woman Bewa and takes 
care of her room. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 30 
and 40; one between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All in- 



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mates permanent, One has relatives in town. One man idiotic; 
the woman a cripple. One hundred and three acres of land; four 
acres ploughed; twenty-eight acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some interior and ex- 
terior repairs have been made. 

Sherborn. Population, 1,379. 

Inspected December 4, 1905. 

Warden, Joseph A. Senate; matron, Mrs. Senate; salary, $400; 
served here two months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,260.76; net, $1,220.53. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; fourteen sleep- 
ing-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekty bathing insisted on. Three water-closets ; one privy. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Four inmates; two men and two women. The 
men do light chores. Ages: two between 60 and 70; one between 
70 and 80; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. 
Three have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. One woman 
consumptive, without special treatment or diet. Thirty-seven tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to work four hours, splitting wood, etc. Seven acres of land; a 
small garden tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

Shrewsbury. Population, 1,866. 

Inspected February 8, 1906. 

Warden, Charles I. Anderson; matron, Mrs. Anderson; salary, 
$350; served here ten months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,308.19; net, $374.31. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No sitting-room (dining-room 
used as sitting-room) ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Three water-closets. Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men and one woman. 
The woman washes dishes. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one be- 
tween 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One inmate pays $4 
per week board. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in 
town. One woman idiotic; one man blind. Forty-six tramps dur- 
ing the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required 
to work. No tramps since June 8, 1905. Twenty-one acres of 
land; five acres ploughed; eighteen acres tilled. Chief products: 
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Shutesbury. Population, 374. 

Inspected October 24, 1906. 

Warden, John L. Jones; matron, Mrs. Jones; salary, $250; served 
here two years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $970.73 ; net, 
$517.93. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with eight 
beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo water-closet. 
Two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo separation 
of sexes. Four inmates; one man and three women. Inmates do 
no work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; 
one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One man and one woman 
epileptic; one woman a cripple. Eighty-seven acres of land; three 
acres ploughed; sixteen acres tilled. Chief products: butter and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Somerset. Population, 2,294. 

Inspected July 25, 1906. 

Warden, Otis E. Bosworth ; matron, Mrs. Bosworth ; salar}', $400 ; 
served here twenty-two years. Three assistants, two men and one 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,122.49; net, $451.51. 
Wooden building, with fire-escapes of wood and iron, and no other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eleven sleeping-rooms, with 
twelve beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. Xo 
water-closet; three privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by 
oil. Sexes separated at night only. Six inmates; two men and four 
women. The men do light chores ; the women do light work. Ages : 
four between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Four have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man a 
cripple. Xine tramps during the year, separated from other in- 
mates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Seventy acres of land; ten 
acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Somkrville. Population, 69,272. 

Inspected January 22, 1906. 

Warden, J. Foster Colquohoun ; salary, $750; matron. Mis. Col- 
quohoun ; salary. $250; served here six years. Eighl assistants, 
three men and five women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$7,114.36; net, $3,202.12. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. Three Bitting-rooms ; sixteen slop- 
ing-rooms, with thirty-five beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and 



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cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of 
sexes, except at meals. Twenty-four inmates; seventeen men and 
seven women. Four men and two women do general work. Ages : 
one between 21 and 30 ; one between 30 and 40 ; five between 40 and 
50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; six between 60 and 70 ; four between 
70 and 80; four between 80 and 90. Fifteen inmates permanent; 
nine temporary. None have relatives in town. One man a cripple. 
Fourteen acres of land : ten acres ploughed ; ten acres tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Southbridge. Population, 11,000. 

Inspected June 29, 1906. 

Warden, Moses Murray; salary, $600; served here three months. 
Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $1,456.78; net, $1,237.66. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other fire protection. One sitting-room; thirty- 
two sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Two bath-rooms, supplied 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets ; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes sep- 
arated at night only. Thirteen inmates ; six men and seven women. 
Three men and three women do light chores. Ages : one between 30 
and 40; three between 40 and 50; three between 60 and 70; two 
between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90 ; one between 90 and 
100. Two able-bodied men under sixty years of age. All inmates 
permanent. Seven have relatives in town. One woman insane ; two 
men and two women idiotic; two men blind. One hundred and 
thirty acres of land ; fourteen acres ploughed ; forty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : cream and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

South Hadley. Population, 5,054. 

Inspected October 18, 1906. 

Warden, John Haynes; matron, Mrs. Haynes; salary, $382; 
served here five years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,886.19; net, $937.52. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sit- 
ting-room; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with seventeen beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by stoves and hot air. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Eight inmates; four men 
and four women. One man and two women do light chores. Ages: 
one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 
70; three between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four have 
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blind. Thirty-five acres of land; eight acres ploughed; twenty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, vegetables, and fruit. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Spencer. Population, 7,121. 

Inspected March 13, 1906. 

Warden, Charles E. Hoyt; matron, Mrs. Hoyt; salary, $500; 
served here thirteen years. Two assistants ; a man part of the year, 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,774.83; net, 
$2,235.25. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with 
twenty-one beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Seven inmates; 
six men and one woman. Two men do general work on farm; the 
woman washes dishes. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; two between 
60 and 70; four between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four 
have relatives in town. One man a cripp